Read: “Your Thesis Statement” in the Module One Resources folder. For more detailed information, read “Draft and Revise a Thesis Statement” on pages 14-19 in “Rules for Writers, 8th edition”.
- Choose one of the topics and approaches provided for you.
- Write a working thesis statement for the topic and approach you chose. Your thesis statement must be an analysis, not just a statement of fact about the novel
The information given to me is:
Choosing your literary essay topic on Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee is the first step to writing your literary analysis paper.
After reading the novel, you should be able to decide in which direction you’d like to take your paper.
- The function of setting to reinforce theme and characterization.
Example: Post-apartheid South Africa is a setting arguably more important than anything else in the novel. Your outside sources would be a bit of history concerning apartheid. The use of literary devices to communicate theme: imagery, metaphor, symbolism, foreshadowing, irony.
Upload in correct Works Cited format, using Microsoft Word, the three entries that you will use for your analysis on Disgrace. One will be whatever version of Disgrace you have, and the other two entries will be two outside sources that you find in the MDC databases. Do not Google your research, go to the Miami-Dade databases, and find two scholarly sources.