Thesis and Proposal due
Blue: Monday, March 17th
Gold: Tuesday, March 18th
Additional critical essays due
Blue: Tuesday, April 1st
Gold: Wednesday, April 2nd
Two (2) copies of your rough draft due
**Complete with quotations, parenthetical citations, and a Works Cited page**
**Worth 20 points**
Blue: Monday, April 7th
Gold: Tuesday, April 8th
Final Draft with accompanying materials uploaded to Blackboard
**papers cannot be turned in via email**
**Even if you are physically absent 4/15 or 4/16, the final draft must be turned in to me by end of class.++
Monday, April 14th, MIDNIGHT
Blue: Tuesday, April 15th
Gold: Wednesday, April 16th
3 pages minumum, 5 pages maximum, not including Works Cited page
MLA format for page-set up, quotation use, citing, and the Works Cited page as delineated in MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
Adherence to MLA format is worth 25% of total grade.
The word “hero” gets tossed around in our daily lives; recently, for example, the Oscars showcased “heroes” in the movies who were almost entirely MEN. Can only a man be a hero? Only a person who risks his/her life? Or what? Your essay will attempt to define a “hero” as we have experienced him/her in any three of the works we have read as a class this year.
What do I need to do?
- Choose three works from the list below:
- The Color of Water by James McBride
- The Crucible by Arthur Miller
- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
- True Grit by Charles Portis
- “General History of Virginia” by John Smith
- “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford
- “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards
- “The Crisis” by Thomas Paine
- “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe
- “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau
- “Self-Reliance” by R. W. Emerson
- “The Gettysburg Address” by A. Lincoln
- “An Episode of War” by Stephen Crane
- “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by A. Bierce
- “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
- “To Build a Fire” by Jack London
- Find something IN COMMON among all three works so that they are linked together in your analysis.
- You must use ideas from the ONE critical analysis I will give you as additional support for your ideas (along with quoting from each text)
- You must find TWO ADDITIONAL critical analyses to use for support (TOTAL: 3 critical analyses + 3 literary works in the Works Cited).