Now that you have observed the attributes of the characters in the short stories â€œA&Pâ€ and â€œGreasy Lake,â€ write a character-analysis essay in which you analyze one major or minor character from any short story in Chapter 21: â€œFiction for further reading.â€ Use specific language from Chapters 14 and 17 when crafting your analysis. What â€œtypeâ€ of character are you analyzing? How are language and the style/tone of the story used to formulate the character? Is the story reflective of the character, or the character of the story? How would a reader from another country or culture potential draw different conclusions about the characters in these stories? Your response should be 3-4 pages.
For a successful paper:
- Have a strong thesis statement at the end of your introduction paragraph.
- Use a â€œhookâ€ in the introduction paragraph to grab your readersâ€™ attention.
- Use specific textual support from the short story in the body of your paper.
- Finish with a strong conclusion that summarizes your main points, restates the thesis in some way, and possibly returns to the initial â€œhook.â€
- Proofread for errors in spelling, grammar, and writing mechanics. Vary sentence structure and sentence length to add interest.
- Follow APA guidelines with regard to font style, size, margins, and spacing. For specific information, go to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.
- Use APA when citing the text; include a reference page citation at the end of the paper for the short story in the anthology. See the tutorial in Module 1 or consult CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements (used for this class).
- If you have questions about citing in APA, contact the CSU-Global Librarian at email@example.com.
Readings from Compact Literature, A&P (1961) by John Updike and Greasy Lake (1985) by T. Coraghessan Boyle