Length and format: double-spaced, 3-4 pgs. not including the required MLA Work Cited Page with documentation and formatted according to MLA guidelines
Objectives and Guidelines: Using the critical terms and vocabulary we have used in class discussion you are tasked with applying the elements of fiction including plot and structure, characterization (conflict/motivation/evolution) and symbolism must be discussed as topics in your paper to create an essay that argues for the message to be taken from the story “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx.
In other words, how do the elements of fiction manifest themselves in the work and convey the author’s message in terms of a theme? What was the writer hoping to impart upon the reader about life from what you have gathered in your own opinion? Remember, this is not a retelling of the plot, but an analysis of how the elements of fiction are evidenced in the work that you choose to analyze.
In this paper, you must:
Use support your thesis with documentation from your text and document your citations according to MLA guidelines (meaning in-text citations as well as an MLA Works Cited Page).
Introduce a quotation from the textual sources and cite correctly.
Compose an introductory paragraph that has an explicit thesis (or arguable claim) that can be found in 1 sentence within that paragraph.
Support that thesis with 3 paragraphs that approach different aspects of your argument, with contextualized information and analysis of specific examples from the text
Each Body Paragraph should focus on a different element of fiction (plot, setting. character development, style, POV,). You do not need consider every single aspect but should choose at least three elements of short fiction and make a claim about how each of those elements helps express your interpretation of the theme and author’s intentions