How is the past shown to impact on the present for the characters of La Muerte y la Doncella?(Death and the maiden)

Please note that the essay question is based on the in-depth study of Dorfmani??s La Muerte y la Doncella. Question…..How is the past shown to impact on the present for the characters of La Muerte y la Doncella? (Death and the maiden) please a 2500 word essay I have put in the referencing style they want b

Guidelines for style and presentation

Use a simple, easily-read type-face such as Times New Roman font size 12, and double-space your work, using only one side of the page. Pages should be numbered at the bottom in the centre.


Italicise the titles of books, journals, plays, newspapers, films, and television or radio programmes in short, anything that is a complete publication on its own.

If you quote up to three lines of poetry or four lines of prose, you should incorporate the material into the body of your text. Use quotation marks to indicate that they come from a different source. Never use a quotation as a sentence on its own, or separate a short quotation from your own text.


Please Note: The MLA referencing style usually requires a works cited section at the end of your essay, rather than a bibliography. However, in the Department of Hispanic Studies, in place of the list of cited works, we ask students to include a bibliography of all relevant texts that shaped your understanding of the subject. The bibliography must include not only print, but also non-print sources such as films and the internet. Creating this listing means ordering your primary and secondary texts in alphabetical order on the basis of the authors surnames. The form is simple. Give it the title: Bibliography. Each significant piece of information gets its own full stop:

Authori??s name. Title. Place: publisher, date. Medium.

For example:

Marias, Javier. Pasiones pasadas. Barcelona: Delbolsillo 2007. Print.

Note that the authori??s name is reversed because this makes it easy to find in an alphabetical list. All other authorsi?? names in the citation appear in the usual way.

Books and articles


Castellanos, Rosario. Cartas a Ricardo. Prologo Elena Poniatowska. Mexico D.F.:

Consejo Nacional Para la Cultura Y Las Artes (CONACULTA). 1994. Print.


Murray, Christopher. i??Irish Drama in Transition, 1966-1978.i?? ?tudes Irlandaises 4 (1979): 278-289. Print.

Electronic entries

Most works on the Web have an author, a title, and publication information, and are thus analogous to print publications. Electronic texts, however, can be updated easily and at regular intervals and may also be distributed in multiple databases and accessed through a variety of interfaces. You therefore need to record the date of access as well as the publication data when citing sources from the Web as the information may be different on different days. It is not necessary to include the URL:

Aristotle. Poetics. Trans. S. H. Butcher. The Internet Classics Archive. Web Atomic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 13 Sept. 2007. Web. 4 Nov. 2008.

This is a book by Aristotle, translated by S. H. Butcher, found on the website, The Internet Classics Archive (website italicised), published by Web Atomic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (name of publisher not italicised) on 13 September 2007, and accessed on 4 November 2008. Note punctuation and spacing.


At its simplest the entry for a film begins with the title (italicised) and includes the director, the distributor and the year of release:

Amores perros. Dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Altavista and Z Films, 2000. Film.


This citation is similar to a film: begin with the title, follow with the director, musical director or choreographer, the place performed, the date witnessed and the medium.

An example is:

The Habit of Art. Dir. Nicholas Hytner. Littleton Theatre, London. 22 April 2010. Performance.

Visual art

For visual art works cite the artist, name, date (if known), medium (sculpture, painting, photograph etc), institution that houses the work (although this may be a private collection i?? in which case state i??Private collectioni??, minus the quotation marks).

An example is:

Evans, Walker. Penny Picture Display. 1936. Photograph. Museum of Modern Art, New York.
I hope this is helpful.