The Western Literary Tradition—Essay #3
Examine the depictions of women in TWO of the texts we have studied.
(I would recommend longer, more studied texts like Shakespeare or Spencer or the Colonial writers.)
*NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO MAKE GENERALIZATIONS ABOUT THE TIME PERIOD; YOUR FOCUS IS LITERARY ANALYSIS; WHAT DOES THE LITERARY TEXT REVEAL ABOUT GENDER*
The assignment should have a clear topic supported by citations from the literature. The paper should a MINIMUM of 4 pages. It must be MLA compliant - use 12 point Times New Roman font and there should be no extra spacing or margins larger than one inch. (In other words, an HONEST 4+ page essay.)
You are also required to reference 2 academic/peer-reviewed articles FROM THE LIBRARY DATABASE (not google, wiki, etc.) These secondary sources MUST engage in literary analysis of your chosen texts. (So if you are writing about Hamlet then the source has to delve into Hamlet.)
Avoid separating your paragraphs by text since your essay with lose cohesion. (This is not a compare/contrast essay.) Try to develop a synthesis between the work. (A paragraph can engage both texts under a theme -- example, marriage.)
Be sure to draw from the texts and integrate support CONCISELY.
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