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How to Write a Critical Essay on Literature | Millsaps College

How to Write a Critical Essay on Literature | Millsaps College | English | Scoop.it

talking about in class last wekkMillsaps College is annually rated a top-level institution, with 94% of faculty a Ph.D. or the final degree in their field. Special programs include study abroad in Yucatan and elsewhere, student/teaching fellowship, Heritage Program and more.

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This first scoop is going to give you an insight on Literary criticism.

 

Last week in class we discussed the upcoming critical essay assessment piece, and the book chosen for it "48 Shades of Brown" by Nick Earls, which you will have all read by now. 

 

Using this site as a guide, I want you to begin writing your critical essay . I want you all to pay particular attention to (using at least three paragraphs) the themes that develop throughout the book. I want you to answer the questions in the second scoop which will help you to be able to do this.

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48 Shades of Brown

48 Shades of Brown | English | Scoop.it
Australian teenager Dan Bancroft had a choice to make: go to Geneva with his parents for a year, or move into a house with his bass-playing aunt Jacq and her friend Naomi. He chose Jacq’s place, and his life will never be the same. This action-packed and laugh-out-loud-funny novel navigates Dan’s chaotic world of calculus, roommates, birds, and love.
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The following two questions will help with the writing of your critical essay which we discussed in class last week.

 

QUESTION 1: I want you to answer the following questions in your essay: what perspectives can the book be read in? Does reading the book from Dan's perspective differ from reading it from your own? How do you as the reader create meaning using your experiences?

 

QUESTION 2: I want you to write a page long summary of what themes you think are developed most throughout the book? The book explores many important themes and issues and I want you to talk about which are developed and which are hinted at, and in which way young adult readers can identify and relate to each theme the most. This page will be extremely helpful when writing the final version of your essay. 

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