Stephen King’s The Body: Character Analysis Paper
Write a five-paragraph character analysis paper that connects to the theme of Innocence. Choose which character you want to analyze: Gordie LaChance; Chris Chambers, Teddy DeChamp or Vern Tessio Once you have chosen a character, decide what three characteristics you will focus on. Then consider how the characteristics identified relate to the theme of Innocence: Death of Innocence; Maturity, Loss of Innocence; Death of individual. Then write the paper. (
o Each paragraph should focus on each of the three characteristics and theme of innocence. Each body paragraph should have a topic sentence with a topic and a limiting idea. The rest of the paragraph should support the topic sentences using quotes from the story and analysis of the quotes. Avoid summary of the story at all costs in the body paragraphs.
Grading: paper will be graded based on NJ Holistic Rubric, MLA and thesis elements of writing discussed in class. Paper must be typed and have proper formatting, which includes double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, proper heading, 1 inch margins, and no extra line spacing. o Be sure to avoid all use of the first person and second person pronouns (I, me, my, you, your, etc.) You should have a title that tells the reader what your paper is going to be about. Your paper is not about “The Body.” It is about the character. When writing about literature you should try to keep the paper in present tense.
Paragraph 1 (Introduction):
When writing an introduction, follow ANT.
Attention getter – get the reader’s attention.
• rhetorical question
• relevant quote from an outside source
• relevant quote from the story
• fact or statistic
• description of initial response to the work
• shocking or amusing generalization.
Whichever method you decide to use, make sure the attention-getter is relevant to the topic of your paper. The attention-getter should relate to the topic...