Write an essay that explores the central conflict in any one of the stories in Module 1. What is the nature of the conflict? When, where, and how does it develop or become more complicated as the story unfolds? How is it resolved at the end of the story? Why and how is that resolution satisfying?
- Fully address the prompt within 500 – 800 words.
- Essays must have the proper structure. This includes an introduction paragraph, several body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. The introduction must include page number, heading and a title in MLA format. The introduction must also begin with a hook/attention grabber, proceed with general background information on the topic, and the ONE SENTENCE thesis is the LAST sentence in the introduction.
- Use your own ideas and quotations from the literature to support your thesis. When using quotations, remember to introduce the quote with a signal phrase and follow each quote with an interpretation in your words (review the quote sandwich).
- Use MLA parenthetical citations immediately following each quotation and/or paraphrase. Purdue OWL’s website is an excellent free source.