Lexies This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, AZ(274);
1. Choose a main character from any of the stories we have read in the second half and explore his or her motivation in terms of the story.
Questions to consider: How does the characters motivation lead to conflict? Does the characters motivation coincide with his or her best interests? Does the character end up getting what he or she wants? Why or why not? How does the setting affect the characters plight (journey)? How do the secondary characters affect the characters plight?
Hint: seek surprising connections.
~Overall, what truly defines this character? (Your thesis statement) In other words, what makes him him, or her her?
**ALL ESSAYS SHOULD AVOID PLOT SUMMARY***
-Your essay should be 2-3 pages, typed, double-spaced, and include page #s. Times New Roman font. No extra spaces between paragraphs. No cover sheet. No pictures. Center and underline your title on the top and put your name below it. (Remember: Format is part of the grade.)
*DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE SOURCES. If you must use outside sources, be sure to cite them properly. Improper use of outside sources may result in a failing grade.
-Your essay should follow the five-paragraph essay outline, which will be discussed in class over the coming weeks; late essays will receive a penalty.