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Critical Analysis Paper
Product: 1 1200-1500 word paper
Due: May 2nd, 2013
Assignment: For this paper, you will be asked to apply the analytical tools you have acquired in this class to a play script is not assigned reading for the class. The script can be from any period, but must be full-length and approved by me. All plays must be submitted before the first paragraph is due on April 9th. For this paper you will address a specific issue within the play (i.e. "feminism in Antigone," "the American dream in Death of a Salesman," or "Segismundo as embodiment of the id in Life is a Dream"). This paper will require you to make connections outside of the script, so use of outside sources is expected. Tips:

Pick a play you are interested in, you will be spending some time with it. •JSTOR and Project Muse are two excellent databases that you have access to through the library. They both have articles from many journals that may be useful. •If you are unsure about how to cite something, you have access to the Chicago Manual of Style through the library. •Outside resources can be about the play or about the issue you are discussing (or both). •If you are borrowing an idea from an outside source cite it. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism •Of you are having trouble saying everything you want to say in 1500 words, narrow your topic. (i.e. narrow "Feminism in Antigone" to "Feminist Concepts of Sisterhood in Antigone") •Depth over breadth. Detailed analysis of a very narrow topic is better than shallower analysis of a wider topic. •If you find yourself struggling with any aspect of this paper (including play selection), please come talk to me during office hours or by appointment.
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