Pic of Gilgamesh : why this story paved the way for future hero stories or epics
General Information: A literature paper is not a book report (a?Here is a run-down of everything that happens in this storya?), a biographical sketch (a?Allow me to tell you all about the life and works of Nathaniel Hawthornea?), or a review (I loved this story”; I hated this story”). Literary analysis is most often a sort of argumentative writing. You are going to try to Provethat your interpretation of or insights about a work are correct. Choose a clear, specific thesis and then build a linear argument that best supports your thesis. You are also welcome to email me or come by my office for a one-on-one conference at any point during your writing process, including the invention (picking a topic) phase.
When envisioning your audience for this paper, know that your readers are both educated and at least somewhat familiar with the works that you are discussing. It might help to think in terms of writing to one of your classmates, someone who is interested in your ideas about a particular work or set of works. Assume that your audience has read the work(s) before. This means that you donat need to include a plot summary; they already know what happens! What you will need to do, though, is call attention to the particular details of the work(s) that support your conclusion about it. Your reader may not remember all of the specific words, phrases, styles, etc. from the text, so you would do well to quote for the reader those portions that are most relevant to your argument.
And remember, since this interpretation is yours, you might need to persuade a reader who thinks differently than you. Use your critical thinking and logic skills to be convincing.