story based essay

Pick out an element of fiction , or a term of literary analysis , such as irony, foreshadowing, or symbolism, to focus on in your response. In your first two opening paragraphs. Your thesis should be at the end of the first opening paragraph. Do not do generalizations in the opening paragraphs.Choose One of the following topics and write a thesis-driven draft of approximately two and a half to three typed double-spaced pages (12 pt Times New Roman). Make sure you cite the page number of every quote or paraphrase from the text in the body of your paper. Do not use outside references or critics for this paper; please use quotes from the authors to illustrate your arguments. You can choose 1 (or two) topics ,but 1 is recommended. 1. 1)    Pick a theme or “moral” in ONE (or two) of the stories that I will upload in files. In this essay, explain what insight into the human condition was revealed in this story. Why does it matter? How did the author do it? Why did it interest you? What techniques or conflicts helped to reveal this moral, and how did you as a reader relate to it? Make sure your thesis addresses a theme or “moral” you found interesting and that each body paragraph illustrates the thesis through examples from the story. Each quote or paraphrase must use in-text citation with author’s name and page number in parenthesis. If you mention the author’s name in the sentence you only need page number. For example, (Chopin 2) or (2).  I recommend you use ONE story, but if you use two, you must explain how the theme or “moral” is similar or different, and why that matters to your analysis.2.     How does the narration of the story, and the internal/external conflict influence the content and meaning of the story you choose to analyze? In this essay, you will focus on the point of view that the author chose to tell the story, and the elements of conflict, external, internal or both. Review the elements of fiction that describe narrative point of view, and external and internal conflict, and go through the story you choose and take notes on these elements. You can also use terms such as irony, flat and round characters, feminist critique, or meta fiction. Then, free write on how the style effects how you perceive the story and how you relate to the characters’ struggles. Make sure your thesis addresses the narrative point of view, and conflicts in the story and that each body paragraph illustrates the thesis through examples from the story. Each quote or paraphrase must use in-text citation with author’s name and page number in parenthesis. If you mention the author’s name in the sentence you only need page number. For example, (Chopin 2) or (2).Make sure you have thesis reflects topic 1 or 2 and body paragraphs each with a topic sentence , examples,quotes and analysis related to your thesis at the end . Consider underlining your thesis sentence or sentences to be clear. Give your paper a title.