Life & Literature for The Soul - EGL 102 ² Spring 2011 - Professor Mignano- Brady Paper #2
DUE DATE: 3/17/2011
Write a 3-4 page essay discussing one major theme as it relates to
works of literature read,analyzed and discussed in class. Explore
particular theme in depth by studying your notes and criticallythinking about the concepts presented in class. Once you have decided on a theme that will connect two shortstories, connect the theme to an outside text presented within any realm of popular culture. Some examples of a text in popular culture might be: a painting, a billboard, a poem, a commercial, a song, a television show, aCNN report or a movie. The main idea is to bring a text from the outside world into your analysis of a theme.This paper will require you to spend time thinking about your topic. You are encouraged to be creative. First,decide which themes/stories truly sparked an interest. Then, think about the world you live in. Before youbegin, here is a list of short stories we have read in class. Analyze the themes for each short story. Whichtheme would you like to write about? How can you connect this theme to the outside world.?Remember, as anauthor you have a purpose. Your purpose is to explore, analyze and connect a theme of literature to the worldyou live in.
Two works of literature, one outside text,ONE theme.
ou are required to construct an outlinebefore beginning this paper.
by John Updike
by Kate Chopin
The Yellow Wallpaper
by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
Hills Like White Elephants
by Ernest Hemingway
Interpreter of Maladies
by Guy De Maupassant
: Self discovery isclearly evident in the play
by Sophocles and the novelSister Carrie byTheodore Drieser. Both works of literature highlight the concept of discovering one self through social,external and internal forces. Self discovery as a theme directly correlates with ´ Iron Jawed Angelsµ A filmdirected by
Katja vonGarnier, that eloquently
highlights the multi-faceted character of Alice Paul whoexemplifies the need forself discovery in addition to social and political change. Antigone searches to becomefree in the mind after suffering great oppression by external forces. Carrie learns to dig deep down inside herinternal conscious and become socially sufficient while Alice risks everything to change the hearts and mindsof the American people. Antigone, Carrie and Alice, discover one thing in common, the self that is buried deepdown inside just waiting to be free.
MLA Format- Formal Heading, Quotes, In-text Citations, 12pt Font, TNR, Works Cited Page
A Creative Title
Attach an outline to this paper. I will not grade your paper without an outline.
I will be using the same rubric from paper #1 to evaluate paper #2.