analysis should interpret and “read” the literary text(s) through the lens of Feminist Criticism.
For your paper, please write a 750-1000 word analysis of one or more of the literary works included in our Unit 1 reading list. Your analysis should interpret and “read” the literary text(s) through the lens of Feminist Criticism.
A literary analysis is a rhetorical construct or strategy that typically employs the following organizational pattern: first, an introduction presents the author(s) and text(s) to be examined, along with a certain amount of summary/synopsis of the work(s), and, of course, the paper’s thesis; next, a section of the paper is devoted to a brief discussion of the critical approach being used to direct the analysis, as well as relevant background material (biography, history, etc.); and then the paper provides a clear, close reading of the text(s), supported with specific examples and appropriate secondary sources.
As we progress through the unit, we will discuss in class more specific potential topics for the texts included in Unit 1. Remember, your essay should conform to MLA guidelines for format and documentation.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [1564–1616] Othello, the Moor of Venice1