Karen Crawford Hill
Research Essay Outline—Due Week 7
Student Name & Number: Amandeep Cheema 300673568
Topic Number: (from assignment sheet): 2
Topic Name: (demonstrate your understanding by briefly explaining the topic in your own words, e.g., characterization, theme, plot, social message/interpretation, etc.)
A theme is a piece of writing, a talk, or a discussion of an important idea or subject that run through it. In another word we can say that a theme is the central idea or ideas explored by a literary work and in order to identify the theme of the story, we need to composite, or assemble, the aspects of imagination that we gathered from investigation, and regard the story as a whole Relevant Textbook Unit(s): (identify the Unit number and name from SAU that relates to your chosen topic. Note: this is not necessarily the same unit in which your stories appear): Unit 2 “Types of characters” (p. 35), Unit 2 “Characterization” (p. 37), Unit 4 “Cultural and social setting” (p. 115), Unit 6 “Theme and interpretation” (p. 190). Primary Sources: (Required—two stories from Stories About Us)
1. A Handful of Dates
2. The Stolen Party
Draft Main Points: (3 points, each relating to both stories)
1. The writers of both the stories use the method of characterization to create and portray characters.
2. The characters of both the stories had gone through certain experiences which they had encountered or undergone in the course of time.
3. Consequences which they met at the end of the stories for something which happened earlier.
Draft Thesis Statement: (1—2 sentences; include subject, readings, and main points) The author of the story “A Handful of Dates” and the author of the story “The Stolen Party” are from different culture but treat a common theme of disillusionment. In my opinion characterization, experiences, and consequences are the most important aspects of these two stories. Planned Development: (Identify support from primary sources for main points; expand table by adding rows or sections as necessary)
Point 1: (briefly restate your main point): The writers of both the stories use the method of characterization to create and portray characters.
Story 1 Examples
| Story 2 Examples
The strange thing was he never use to go out go out with his father, rather it was my grandfather.
| 21 (5)
| “Rich people go to Heaven too,” said the girl, who studied religion at school.
| 27 (5)
| Unlike other children, he used to love to go to the mosque to learn the Koran.
| 22 (10)
| “Get away with Heaven,” said the mother. “The problem with you, young lady, is that you like to fart higher than your ass.”
| 27 (10)
| As for his beard, it was soft and luxuriant and as white as cotton-wool—never in my life have I seen anything of a purer whiteness or great beauty.
| 22 (25)
| Rosaure loved everything in the big house and she also loved the people who lived there.
| 28 (25)
Point 2: (briefly restate your main point): The characters of both the stories had gone through certain experiences which they had encountered or undergone in the course of time.
Story 1 Examples
| Story 2 Examples
“Yes my boy, forty years ago all this belonged to Masood-two-thirds of it is now mine.”
| 23 (55)
| Rosaura was the only one allowed into the kitchen.
| 29 (55)
| “I didn’t own a single feddan when I first set foot in this village. Masood was then the owner of all these riches.
| 23 (60)
| Rosaura felt she had never been so happy in all her life.
| 30 (95)
| He remembered that Masood remark to him “Palm trees, my boy, like humans, experience joy and suffering.” And I had felt an inward and unreasoned embarrassment.
| 24 (100)
| Rosaura thought that this was truly the most amusing party in the whole world.
| 30 (115)
| I looked at Masood and saw that his eyes were darting about to left and right like two mice that...
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