Ritical Essay: Th Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins
Assignment 2: Critical Essay
This essay of a minimum of 500 to a maximum of 700 words on the short story The Yellow Wallpaperby Charlotte Perkins Gilman with the topic
How does the antagonist in the story youve chosen contribute to the storys overall meaning?
Your essay should have three parts: an introductory paragraph, a body containing fully developed paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. Below is a general guide for what to include in each section of your essay.
a? Your introductory paragraph should:
a? Provide the complete title of the story youve chosen and the authors complete name.
a? Identify clearly your essay topic.
a? Include a strong thesis statement on your topic.
a? Forecast the main stages of your essay.
a? Your analysis in the body of your essay should:
a? Make effective use of topic sentences to identify the main ideas in your analysis.
a? Support your comments with evidence (paraphrase and direct quotations) from your chosen story.
a? Explain the significance of each piece of evidence you present.
a? Contribute to our understanding of the story as a whole.
a? Your concluding paragraph should:
a? Summarize how your analysis supports your thesis.
a? Restate your thesis in different words.