Irony is on
full display in this drama of jealousy and revenge. Among the topics that are treated with
Shakespeare’s dramatic irony is honesty (a word that appears many times
throughout the play). Another example is
when Othello, in Act III, tells Desdemona: “I will deny thee nothing.” He
repeats this tragically ironic line, and in hindsight (as is often the case
with irony) this line takes on other meaning.
*** Discuss Shakespeare’s
use of dramatic irony by pointing out examples and by
explaining why a playwright might use this
method. A definition of irony
and dramatic irony would be helpful. Be sure to use Shakespeare’s words
to support and enhance your essay.
Argue whether comedic devices work to develop the plot in The Taming of the Shrew.
Secondary sources to use: As You Like It and Hamlet
Comedic devices are ever-present in Shakespeare’s works, and are notably helpful when it comes to the development of the plotlines, especially in his play The Taming of the Shrew. Shakespeare’s use of comedic devices help not only to progress the story, but to give it action through exposition and character development.
American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that conformity = suicide. In other words, to conform is to kill your individuality, your authentic self. Apply Emerson’s idea to Esther’s world of 1950’s America. Do you think her depression may be a result of her rejection of her society’s values? Does society put too much pressure on its citizens to live a certain way and as a result cause people to perhaps to live a lie? Live a fake life? There are many poignant scenes from the book that exhibit Esther acting “mad” as a result of her rejection of her world. What are a few that come to mind? What about your world? In what ways does your world cause depression or madness? Please answer all questions. Be detailed and honest. 500 words or more.
please follow instructions
Your annotated bibliography should begin with the bibliographic information for the article. I’ve provided this below.
Weisbrod, Carol. “Images of the Woman Juror.” Harvard Women’s Law Journal, vol. 9, 1980, pp. 59-82. Rpt. in Faculty Articles and Papers,https://opencommons.uconn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1360&context=law_papers.
Your annotated bibliography will be a summary of “Images of the Woman Juror,” by Carol Weisbrod. Your summary should be 250-350 words. Your annotated bibliography should begin with the bibliographic information for the article. Then below the bibliographic entry, you write your summary.
Be sure that you indent every line of the bibliographic entry except the first line.
In your summary, do not quote from “Images of the Woman Juror.” Write the summary in your own words.
Objective: Choose a writing prompt from the list below and draft, write, edit and submit an analytical literary essay. The essay is meant to assess to what extent you can identify a symbol, motif, or theme in Oedipus Rex; understand how it works; take it apart, and provide textual support. You are analyzing, NOT summarizing.
3-4 pages typed; MLA; size 12 Times New Roman font; double-spacing; 1- inch margins
a clear thesis and arguments
a formal writing style evidence to support each argument with page numbers
prompt I chose:
It is apparent that Oedipus is a complex character with many flaws that lead to his downfall. In a well-written essay argue whether it was pride, anger, or persistence to uncover the truth which lead to his downfall.
introduction: a strong thesis statement
Body paragraph1: argument 1
Body paragraph 2: argument 2
Body paragraph 3: counterargument+ refutation (argument 3)
Note: at least 5 sentences each paragraph and for the prompt, I think pride is what led to Odipuses downfall.
Read “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway (in the course textbook). Reflect and respond to the story by selecting 3-4 major ideas from the story. For each main point that you select, support that point with quotes from the story, and then share your analysis of how and why the main point and evidence/quotes/examples fit together.
Your submission should look something like this:
Topic Sentence: Character X is important because—
Cited Evidence: We see Character X fulfilling this role when he says” so and so” (Hemingway, year, page or paragraph number).
Analysis: by making that statement, Character X becomes a major figure in the story because he is so and so…
This format is our basic academic paragraph, and we’ll use this format throughout the course for all assignments.
Once you complete this process, look at the paragraph outlines and ask: what is the overarching theme of all of these main points? How do they tie together? Once you answer this question, write a thesis that demonstrates your over-arching point—the point evidenced by your 3-4 body paragraphs.
We’ll return to this format in Module 5 to draft our thesis and first paragraphs for our final portfolio, so really pay attention to the process of constructing those body paragraphs, then using those paragraph outlines to define and craft your thesis.
Remember that reader-response paragraphs are less formal than other types of academic writing. However, as we are working to master APA academic writing, please do not use First Person, so no “I” in these paragraphs or in the thesis.
You may also choose to write from one of the following prompts:
• Explain how the concepts of persuasion and resistance co-exist in this story, and which one you think wins out in the end. Use specific lines of text from the story to support your assertion.
• Does the fact that Hemingway is an author who began his writing life as a journalist have any influence on the way this story is crafted?
• Does the story’s setting compared to the nationality of its characters have any impact on the reader’s potential understanding of the story?
For a successful critical thinking assignment, you must:
• Have a strong thesis statement that you craft after constructing your evidence-based paragraphs.
• Use specific textual support from the short story in the body of your paper.
• Proofread for errors in spelling, grammar, and writing mechanics. Vary sentence structure and sentence length to add interest.
• Follow correct APA guidelines found in the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.) with regard to font style, size, margins and spacing.
• Use APA when citing the text; include a reference page citation at the end of the paper for the short story in the anthology. See the tutorial in Module 1 or consult the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
• If you have questions about citing in APA, contact the CSU Global Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The assignment is to recreate a scene from the story “This blessed house” in the point of view of the character from the story named Twinkle. I will be attaching all the instructions for you in a file, the instructions will have 4 parts. Please read them carefully. It will say how everything should be set up.
Who is Farmer Jabez Stone? And why does he want to sell his soul to the devil?
Who is Mr. Scratch? What is his personality like?
Who is Daniel Webster? How does he beat the Devil?
How is the Devil and Daniel Webster uniquely American? Who is part of the Jury of the Damned?
Is Daniel Webster patriotic? How so?
Write a Summary/Analysis on the articles provided
Instructions on how the summary/analysis should be written
These critical write ups will be in response to the reading that you do and will be evaluated by your effort to: summarize (retell) important elements of what you’ve read in roughly 125 words and then to analyze (determine the meaning of) what you’ve read. These are critical engagements with the texts and as such are written in clear academic prose (please note: we never begin critical writing with the first person pronoun; instead, sentences begin with nouns related to the topic, i.e., “The novel begins with an introduction to its main characters . . .” or “Thematically, this novel addresses issues of . . .” rather than “I think Austen is saying . . .” PLEASE do not engage in authorial mind-reading; instead, stick to the realities of the texts we read and the evidence provided in them!). These reading responses should be succinct 250-300 typed words roughly divided evenly between summary and analysis (i.e. again, what happens followed by what this means). These write ups are crucially important to you as a developing college writer. BE SURE to integrate clear, brief direct quotations to support the point you make and parenthetically cite these as you write your response.
Show how Voltaire in his novel, Candide, Ambrose Bierce in his short story “A Son of the Gods” used satire to communicate a major theme or message. Here’s how to complete this essay:
Read the following: All items are located in the folder for Weeks 11-12.
Voltaire’s novel, Candide
Ambrose Bierce’s short story, “A Son of the Gods”
Ursula LeGuin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
Choose one of the above…..just one.
Because you are writing a literary-critical essay, you must ask the following question: Once you know your thesis: 1) articulate your thesis; 2) read the scholarly articles and decide how you wish to use them in your essay; 3) look for evidence in the text itself that supports your thesis; 4) incorporate scholarly opinion from your chosen articles within the body of your essay. You may also use the articles already posted on Bb.
Defend your thesis by quoting the text itself to illustrate the validity of your argument. When you quote from the story itself, you are quoting from the narrator in the case of Candide and “A Son of the Gods” and “Omelas.” The narrator may be nameless and omniscient. If you are quoting from the words of a particular character in the story, then provide the corresponding introductory signal words.
Incorporate at least two scholarly sources in your analysis. You may use the articles already in the Blackboard folder or you may further investigate by going to JSTOR or the LITER ATU RE REFERENCE CENTER online.
Enotes.com, sparknotes, cliffnotes, Wikipedia.com, and others are less than scholarly sources etc. and are absolutely forbidden as resources in your paper. You must properly list your Works Cited and cite them with in-text citations within the text of your essay. If the first and/or final draft is not timely filed, points will be deducted from your grade if you fail to do so. The Works Cited page is not included in the page number requirement.
MLA format, 4-6 pages. Essays must include in-text citations, i and a Works Cited page.