Analysis of Dry septemberby william faulkner

For this paper you will be writing on one of the topics below. There are many different focuses to choose from for each topic, so write about an aspect of the fiction which interests you. That means, the short questions within each option are intended to help you brainstorm about the text. You do not need to answer each of those questions. Use the questions to help you decide what about your text you would like to focus on. The paper should be about six to seven pages long, typed, double spaced. Do not write plot summaries, but do use brief quotes or paraphrases to support and demonstrate the points you want to make in your essay. Remember that you should not just drop a quote into your essay and move on. You need to explain how a quote or example helps prove the point you are trying to make or how it fits in with your discussion. If you work with a story we have gone over in class, do not simply write a transcript of our in-class discussion of the story. You need to find a unique focus for your paper. What do you notice about the text that you would like to emphasize for your reader? What can you teach the reader about the story that he or she may not have noticed? Some of these topics may require some outside reading or research; others do not. If you do use material from outside sources, be sure to credit those sources whenever you use material from them at the point in the paper when you use the material. Use MLA citation format in the body of the text along with a works cited page at the end of the paper.a?Dry September.a? There are plenty of things to examine in this story. How the setting reinforces the characters and theme. Why does the story not clarify what really happened to Minnie? Why is there no narrator explaining the significance of the menas actions? Why are we left to figure it out on our own? What does that add to the story?
For another option, you might read Faulkneras story a?A Rose for Emily,a? which is in our textbook.
For this paper you will be writing on one of the topics below. There are many different focuses to choose from for each topic, so write about an aspect of the fiction which interests you. That means, the short questions within each option are intended to help you brainstorm about the text. You do not need to answer each of those questions. Use the questions to help you decide what about your text you would like to focus on. The paper should be about six to seven pages long, typed, double spaced. Do not write plot summaries, but do use brief quotes or paraphrases to support and demonstrate the points you want to make in your essay. Remember that you should not just drop a quote into your essay and move on. You need to explain how a quote or example helps prove the point you are trying to make or how it fits in with your discussion. If you work with a story we have gone over in class, do not simply write a transcript of our in-class discussion of the story. You need to find a unique focus for your paper. What do you notice about the text that you would like to emphasize for your reader? What can you teach the reader about the story that he or she may not have noticed? Some of these topics may require some outside reading or research; others do not. If you do use material from outside sources, be sure to credit those sources whenever you use material from them at the point in the paper when you use the material. Use MLA citation format in the body of the text along with a works cited page at the end of the paper.You might want to compare the two stories. Are there similarities between the women characters of the stories? What do the stories suggest about the townspeople? What do the stories say about racism or other prejudices? You will need to find a narrower focus because there is a lot to cover in this material. So, pick one or two points and develop them fully.