Compare either I am Legendor “Jawsto a more Literary”

Paper #1, due on Tuesday, January 15, 4-5 pages, typed, double-spaced, MLA format. Papers that do not meet the minimum length requirement or are not documented correctly will not be accepted. Any form of plagiarism will result in an Fin the course. Papers that are submitted on time may be revised for a higher grade. Please submit papers via regular email attachment. If I cannot open your attachment, I will ask you to paste the paper into a regular email.


For this paper, Id like you to compare either I am Legendor “Jawsto a more Literarytext. Doing this will involve defining at least briefly what a Literarytext is. You can, of course, come up with a definition of your own or employ the definitions of others -dictionaries, quotations, etc, etc.

Heres one way of writing the paper (feel free to develop alternative approaches, of course):

Introduction/Thesis (First paragraph -about 1/2 a page):

Define Literatureand introduce the two texts you will be discussing either I am Legendor “Jawsand at least one other more Literarytext. You will also need a thesis, one that indicates your position on what makes a text truly literary and whether you think either I am Legendor “Jawsqualifies as such.

Middle Section of Paper: (3-4 pages)

This section could have two parts -a brief discussion of a Literarytext and a longer one of either I am Legendor “Jaws. It is okay to talk about the literary text in general terms -you certainly dont need to reread it, though you might look at the Wikipedia article on it and do some additional research: you do need to go into some detail about either I am Legendor “Jaws,however: quote the text in support of your argument. You also need to cite any outside sources you use, including Wikipedia, Sparknotes, and the like.

Conclusion: (about 1/2 a page)

Conclusions should go beyond merely summarizing what has been argued previously in the paper. The best thing to do is revisit your thesis and discuss its implications. For example, if you argued that “Jawswas really not all that different from The Old Man and the Seaor Moby-Dickand that, therefore, the line between literary/non literary is not always easy to see, then in your conclusion you might discuss how students should be assigned a broader range of texts in literature classes, not just the ones that are not usually taught.

I hope the above outline gives you a better idea of what Im looking for. It is okay to use Iin this paper. Please let me know if you have any questions or need help.