Module 3 Fiction: Point Of View And Theme Essay

 

· Tim O’Brien, “The Things They Carried”

· Juan Rulfo, “Tell Them Not To Kill Me”

Compose a 750 to 1250 word essay using one of the following questions:

1. Identify two assigned short stories from Modules 2 and 3 that share a similar theme. Explain how this theme appears in each of the stories you selected, using specific examples from each work.

2. Identify two assigned short stories from Modules 2 and 3 that share a similar theme. Explain how in each of the stories you selected the setting allows for the exploration of the theme you selected.

3. Identify two assigned short stories from Modules 2 and 3 that have different points of view (first-person vs. third-person, etc). Explain how in each of the stories you selected its point of view might influence the reader’s interpretation of the story.

4. Identify two assigned short stories from Modules 2 and 3 that contain dominant symbols. Provide an interpretation of those symbols and explain how they are related to another literary element of the story, such as character, setting, or theme.

Successfully completing this assignment will involve constructing an overall thesis for your essay that addresses one of the prompts above and then using quotations and references to specific scenes from the works you select as evidence to support your argument. Reference the Writer’s Workshops in Modules 1, 2, and 3 for helpful advice about constructing literary arguments as well as using MLA format for your essay, citations, and references.

 

Introduction

view longer description

10 pts

Clearly provides all necessary information and sets   expectations.

8 pts

Minor lack or excess of information; minor lack of clarity.

6 pts

Confusing, vague or lacking.

10 pts

 

Body Structure

view longer description

10 pts

Paragraphs consistently meet expectations; transitions very   clear.

8 pts

1-3 lapses in paragraphs; 1-3 problems with transitions.

6 pts

So many lapses in paragraphs or problems with transitions that   comprehension is difficult.

10 pts

 

Conclusion

view longer description

10 pts

Ends paper with powerful impact; creates a fully satisfying   sense of completion.

8 pts

Ending works, but may be weak or does not create a good sense   of completion.

6 pts

Weak, confusing or missing ending.

10 pts

 

Content

view longer description

30 pts

Paper carefully and thoroughly responds to the topic,   discusses both works intelligently and compares and contrasts them   effectively.

24 pts

Paper adequately responds to the topic; length is adequate to   address the topic; there is discussion of two works of literature.

18 pts

Paper does not respond effectively to the topic; length is   insufficient to adequately address the topic; discussion of one work missing   or incomplete.

30 pts

 

Writing Style

view longer description

15 pts

Pleasing variety of sentence constructions; always effective   and appropriate brevity, use of parallelism and/or poetic effects.

12 pts

Relatively few minor errors.

9 pts

Errors detract significantly from comprehension or create   significant distractions.

15 pts

 

Grammar

view longer description

10 pts

Few to no errors (1% or less of assignment word total).

8 pts

Some errors (less than 5% of word total).

6 pts

Errors detract significantly from comprehension.

10 pts

 

Sources

view longer description

15 pts

Sources interspersed with writer’s own analysis or synthesis;   quotes are less than 10% of paper; 1-5 minor errors in documentation.

12 pts

Sources interspersed with writer’s own work; quotes are less   than 20% of paper; more than 5 minor errors in documentation.

9 pts

Sources strung together with little of the writer’s own work;   quotes are 50% or more of paper; citations missing or with major errors;   plagiarism.

15 pts

Order a Unique Copy of this Paper

Essay Creek is an academic writing service provided to you by, a London-based company.

  • Experience
    Helping students successfully for 11 years.
  • Confidentiality & Security
    Be sure your information will be kept confidential due to our secure service.
  • Quality & Reliability
    8.5 out of 10 average quality score according to our customers' feedback. 97.45% of orders delivered on time.
  • Versatility
    478 active writers in 68 disciplines.
  • 100% money back guarantee
    You can always request a refund if you are not satisfied with the result.

Read more about us

Our team of writers is comprised of people with necessary academic writing skills and experience in various fields of study.

  • Skilled writers only
    We carefully choose writers to employ, paying attention to their skills and abilities.
  • Competence
    Your order will be assigned to a competent writer who specializes in your field of study.
  • In-depth knowledge
    Our writers know both peculiarities of academic writing and paper formatting rules.
  • Motivation
    We keep updated on results our writers show, motivating them to constantly improve their performance.

Read more about our writers

  • Testimonials
    Our clients' testimonials prove we're doing everything right.

Check for yourself

  • Sample essays
    The best way to understand how well our writers do their work is to view sample essays written by them.

View samples

  • Our Free Essay Tools
    Even more opportunities to improve your academic papers.


Bibliography Generator
Words to Pages Converter
Words to Minutes Converter
College GPA Calculator
Thesis statement generator