Answering questions Norton Anthology American Literature -Zora Neal Hurtson 1891-1960

What is the meaning of the behavior of Delia: “So she collected the soiled clothes on Saturday when she returned the clean things. Sunday night after church, she sorted them and put the white things to soak” (950) or idea that manifests through the position of a washwoman and the Sykes reaction to this? Why do you believe Delia stays with her husband so long but finally changes her mentality and tolerance of continued mistreatment and disrespect “She seized the iron skillet from the stove and struck a defensive pose” (951)? Zora Neale Hurston wrote “Sweat” during a time period that did not accept people of color so why did she write this book that could be considered a negative portrayal of African Americans and their culture through rural southern dialects and stereotypical behaviors (953)? From backstory of Delia’s past, she dealt with many years of brutality and suffering at the hands of her husband “Two months after the wedding, he had given her the first brutal beating” (952).  Delia seems to rely on church through her weekly schedule, but does religion have an integral purpose to the story? If there were no mention of religion, would the situation differ or stay the same? Why? When the story ventures out the Jones’s home, we are presented with other characters ”The village men on Joe Clarke’s porch even chewed cane listlessly” (952), at two different climactic points of the story. Why does Hurston insert the village men on Joe Clarke’s porch into the story? What does their dialogue and comments say about them and society? Do they add anything to the story? Delia is tempted when she returns home to find Sykes home early and discovered a soapbox near the steps (954). What is the significance of what is inside the soapbox? Does this situation mirror a religious narrative?  Is Hurston presenting the cause and root of evil and suffering through this interaction between Delia and Sykes? When Delia finally stands firmly against Sykes and his demoralizing verbiage to voice her true feelings, “Ah hates you tub de same degree dat Ah useter love yuh” (955), why is this such a moment of satisfaction? What was Hurston’s message behind this?

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[SOLVED] Glengarry Glen Ross

Write an essay on Glengarry Glen Ross.  Your essay should not be merely a description of the text you are writing about, or of its plot. (In other words, it should not be a book report.) Rather, your essay should revolve around a central thesis, or argument that you are making about the text. Your thesis should be a combination of description and analysis; in other words, your thesis must not only describe what is portrayed in the text, but state what you see as the significance of this portrayal – what it can teach us, what we can learn from it, why it matters. And you must support your central argument and main points with textual evidence — specific examples from the text consisting of both summary and direct quotations. See the Essay Writing Handout and Sample Essay for more information. Your essay should be written in MLA format. It should be 3-5 pages long, double-spaced, in Times New Roman font, with one inch margins on all sides of the page. Do not include a separate title page. Instead, put your name, my name, the course title, and the date in the upper left-hand corner of the first page. Then center the title of your essay below this information with no extra spaces above or below it. (Do not underline, italicize or bold your title, or put it in a different font.) Create a header at the top right-hand corner of each page of your essay that contains your last name followed by the page number.

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[SOLVED] Hamlets Dismay

How Hamlets revenge lead to his destruction

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[SOLVED] Prescriptivism vs. Descriptivism

Writing Directions: You have just read a number of texts that included different mediums: photos, video(s), and written texts describing the topic of languages spoken and used in the United States.  In an informational/explanatory essay response, discuss which should be the standard in an English Language Arts classroom: Prescriptivism or Descriptivism or a combination of the two.  Make sure you use examples from at least 2 of the texts, and elaborate on those examples to fully answer the question. In your essay, Introduce the topic (American English) Develop the topic (that English changes constantly) Develop your thesis/overall claim (Prescriptivism or Descriptivism or a combination) Use examples from at least 2 of the texts that will back up why you chose Prescriptivism or Descriptivism or a combination – and explain how your evidence backs up your thesis Use eat least one example from another text that backs up the counter argument – you need to show why someone may disagree with your thesis Use transitions Use precise language Maintain a formal style and objective tone Provide a conclusion Consult the graphic organizer you filled out and use the following guidelines when writing your 5 paragraph essay:            INTRODUCTION: Start your introduction with a statement of your own based on what you have learned about American English in the past weeks. This statement should serve as a way to lead into your thesis/overall claim for the essay. Toward the end of the introduction, include your thesis statement. This should be a statement that someone may disagree with. BODY: For body paragraphs, use the following format as a guideline: Body paragraph one: Claim: Opinion statement that backs up your overall claim. Evidence: Quote from one of the articles. Explanation: Explain what is going on in the quotation. Link: Explain how the quotation backs up your thesis/overall claim.  OPTIONAL: Transition word to another quote.. Explanation:  Explain what is going on in the quotation. Link: Explain how the quotation backs up your thesis/overall claim. Concluding sentence: Sums up the point of the paragraph and/or how it proves the thesis. Body paragraph two: Claim: Opinion statement that backs up your overall claim. Evidence: Quote from one of the articles. Explanation: Explain what is going on in the quotation. Link: Explain how the quotation backs up your thesis/overall claim .  OPTIONAL: Transition word to another quote.. Explanation:  Explain what is going on in the quotation. Link: Explain how the quotation backs up your thesis/overall claim. Concluding sentence: Sums up the point of the paragraph and/or how it proves the thesis. Body paragraph three – counterclaim: Claim: Opinion statement that states why someone may DISAGREE with your thesis statement. Evidence: Quote from one of the articles. Explanation: Explain what is going on in the quotation. Link: Explain how the quotation backs up the counterclaim.  OPTIONAL: Transition word to another quote.. Explanation:  Explain what is going on in the quotation. Link: Explain how the quotation backs up your thesis/overall claim. Concluding sentence: Sums up the point of the paragraph or you can add some words showing how this is not a valid argument.  CONCLUSION: Sum up the point of the essay. Overall, what did you prove? What point were you making? You also need to mention the counterclaim and why it is not a valid point over all and that your overall claim is better. Do not use “I” in this essay, however.

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[SOLVED] The Black Cat

A short story that is created from the characters and ideas of one of the stories we read for the class. You could for example, write a prequel or sequel to the author’s work. You could write a version in a different genre, such as romance or science fiction. Length: 1500-2000 words.

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[SOLVED] Mass Incarceration and Social Inequality

ENC 1102 Essay Directions                    The purpose of this course is to improve your writing and help you transition from the style of writing taught in high school and used in everyday situations to the style of writing used in college and professional situations. The best way to improve your individual writing style is through guided repetition and self-correction; therefore, you may resubmit each homework writing assignment for regrading until you achieve a grade of A.    All essay assignments must: •               Be 800-1000 words long ·                Be presented in MLA format (see your Little Seagull) If you assignment is not in MLA format you will automatically lose 10% of the overall grade. •                Include quotes or paraphrases from at least three outside sources (at least one must be peer reviewed). Wikipedia, Sparknotes(.com), Cliffnotes(.com),Shmoop, Yahoo ask, Ask.com (or any other ask), E-how.com or any other study guide is never an acceptable source and will not counted as part of your source requirement  •               Two quotes or paraphrases from inside the article(s) you are discussing  •               A Works Cited page •               An outline (a separate pre-writing assignment     When grading essays, I will be looking for the following:                                     •Diction                                      •Sentence Structure                                      •Use of Standard English                                      •Appropriateness of Content                                     •Organization                                     •Appropriateness of style, tone, and sense of audience                                     •Understanding and successful completion of the specific assignment                                     •Mechanics                                     •Other factors relating to specific assignment                      On your essay assignments, I will assign a U worth 50% of the allowable number of points for certain unacceptable papers. (See grading sheet)   On essay assignments, the F is reserved for plagiarized assignments and is equal to a zero. Unlike other low essay grades, a plagiarized paper may NOT be resubmitted for re-grading.

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[SOLVED] Wise Blood

“. . . the beauty of the world . . . has two edges, one of laughter,one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.”—Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s OwnWoolf’s statement suggests that literary work achieves its greatest power by blending humor and suffering, laughter and anguish. Consider how, in O’Connor’s Wise Blood, humor and suffering interact. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze how the complex effect of this interaction contributes to an interpretation of the work as a whole. Do not merely summarize the plot.In your response you should do the following:Respond to the prompt with a thesis that presents a defensible interpretation.Provide evidence to support your line of reasoning.Explain how the evidence supports your line of reasoning.Use appropriate grammar and punctuation in communicating your argument.

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[SOLVED] The Red Wheelbarrow

In a well-organized essay of a recommended 600-750 words in length, explain how it can logically be seen that “The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams is an “essay” of sorts that makes a statement of (not a statement merely about) the importance of subsistence farming to the pre-20th century success of the United States as a nation. Primary source references are encouraged and even required, but no secondary source references are required in this first version of the paper.

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[SOLVED] Romantic Authors

Researching the times and the background of Romantic authors clarify the connection between literature, culture, and history.

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[SOLVED] Cold Blood

Exact directions from assignment:In 4-6 pages (not including the Works Cited), identify what you believe to be ONE of Truman Capote’s main purposes in his book In Cold Blood and the strategies he uses to deliver this message.Consider arguing a controversial, defensible claim that Capote makes. That claim should go beyond the characters in the book. What is he saying about society or human nature? What is he saying about the American justice system? (he uses the characters in the book, the Clutters, Dick Hickock, and Perry Smith, to convey this message).Arguably, there are several purposes to his book: choose one and analyze the evidence and devices he includes in order to achieve that purpose. This is not a complete list, but consider focusing on the following devices: structure, selection of details, tone, pathos, ethos, logos, diction and syntax. Use the resources attached to his assignment for guidance.Remember: Do NOT evaluate Capote’s work by stating whether you believe he is “right” or “wrong” or whether he conveyed an idea “effectively” or “in a compelling or interesting way.” Your qualitative opinion of the book is irrelevant. The task is to analyze, not to evaluate. Identify an arguable or controversial claim that he makes in the book and provide evidence for that claim.Notes: Please do not change the structure of my thesis. The teacher wants the structure as is, but feel free to make any other changes to it as you see fit.

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