write about a character, issue, or theme from any of the required course readings
Research Paper (25%): This paper should be three pages long (shorter or longer papers are not acceptable). The Works Cited page will be your fourth page.
For your Research Paper you may write about a character, issue, or theme from any of the required course readings from weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. The following are a few possible essay topics: 1) the character of Emily Grierson in Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”; 2) the theme of identity and self-worth in H.C. Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling”; 3) the conflict or tension between the protagonist and the antagonist in Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”; 4) the importance of beauty in Poe’s “The Oval Portrait”; 5) the theme of love or the theme of suffering in “A Sorrowful Woman”; 6) The Gothic aspects or features of Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”; 7) the importance of the setting in Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”; 8) the theme of the outsider in ” A Rose for Emily”; 9) the conflict between good and evil in N. Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”; These are just possible topics. You do not have to choose one of these, but each of the above would be an interesting essay topic.
This paper must use and cite at least two peer-reviewed sources found through Berkeley College’s Online Library. This paper should show a thoughtful analysis of one or more of the works of literature studied so far this semester and engage in critical thinking on the topic.
Papers without appropriate documentation and Work Cited/Bibliographic entries will receive a lower grade. Plagiarism will result in a grade of zero for the assignment. Your focus should be the analysis of the literary work. The Works Cited page should have a minimum of three entries: the primary text (the literature you are analyzing) and at least two sources for research. You should use Bloom’s Literary Resource or Proquest through the Online library for your research. Please contact the Berkeley Library for assistance in finding sources.
PICK ANY TOPIC OR ISSUE YOU LIKE! Just follow all the instructions above!