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CTC The Tell Tale Heart Discussion
CTC The Tell Tale Heart Discussion
Choose EITHER A or B. A. Select ONE of the assigned stories and analyze setting in the story. How does the author use setting? In other words, how does the setting affect or support the story (keep in mind the focus should be on setting’s role in the story, not on how it provides a picture for the reader)? What aspects of setting –physical, geographical, historical — are important in the story you chose to write about? How so? Why? Be specific and provide examples for support from the story. Don’t forget to fulfill all of the requirements listed in the previous discussion (including THOUGHTFULLY responding to classmates’ discussions). NOTE: This assignment is not asking you to identify the parts of the setting. It is asking you to analyze their effect on the story, how they shape changes in plot, how they contribute to mood, etc. Analysis is not the same as identification. OR B. Choose one of the assigned short stories and explain how the theme of escape figures into the story. Does escaping create the conflict or solve the conflict? Be specific–use examples from the story for support. Don’t forget to fulfill all of the requirements listed in the previous discussion (including THOUGHTFULLY responding to classmates’ discussions). Watch Video The Cask of Amontillado Reading Duration: 16:13 User: n/a – Added: 4/16/13 Read along with “The Cask of Amontillado”! Watch Video “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe (dramatic reading) | G.M. Danielson Duration: 19:51 User: n/a – Added: 1/14/17 Read along with “The Tell-Tale Heart” here! Watch Video Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker Audiobook Duration: 29:21 User: n/a – Added: 10/7/14 Read along with “Dracula’s Guest” here! Watch Video Bernice Bobs Her Hair [w/ intro by Henry Fonda] — Short Story Film Duration: 47:51 User: n/a – Added: 9/5/16 Check out this short film adaptation of “Bernice Bobs her Hair”. Is this how you pictured the story? Peer 1: Layzanette Caceres LaboyPosted Date:January 29, 2022 1:44 PMStatus:PublishedIn Charlotte Perkins Stetson’s The Yellow Wallpaper, the theme of escape is incorporated into the story to demonstrate the gradual deterioration and entrapment of societal expectations in this era that is not so easily solved. The narrator begins with explaining her general state of mind and the restrictions placed on her for her supposed betterment. Then, it slowly transitions to her imagination running wild and a notable bitterness of the world. Additionally, there is a false sense of improvement that comes off very eerie to the reader. The narrator, towards the beginning of the story, she is quite rational, yet a little haunted (it is to be expected of this timeframe). She attempts to argue for some freedoms and liberty to utilize her passion and creativity to pass the time; however, her husband, brother, and others recommend otherwise. This sets the stage for the feelings of captivity and caution. To me, it was quite evident, as she states, “I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus— but John says the very worst thing I can do is to think about my condition, and I confess it always makes me feel bad.” (Stetson 1) This creates the necessary world-building from which I can infer exists a patriarchal society— the women of this time are limited in their actions. Arguing against these pre-existing notions would be perceived negatively, so they create excuses for her to follow and somewhat manipulate her into believing them. That is when she becomes trapped into this negative environment that worsens her mental health. Truly, what makes her feel bad is her husband limiting her freedom; not giving credence to her words; and by inadvertently creating an ambience for lies and hidden truths to take root. Her limited freedom is emphasized by, “he takes all care from me, and so I feel basely ungrateful not to value it more” (Stetson 2) and, “There comes John, and I must put this away— he hates to have me write a word.” (Stetson 2). No person would appreciate having their anatomy and will taken away; honestly, it is no wonder that she worsened so quickly with a husband like that. Furthermore, he continuously undermines her pain because to him, “there is no reason to suffer.” (Stetson 3) As a result, she begins to increasingly confide into her writing in secret. She admits that sneaking around just to reflect and let out her frustrations into her journal is quite exhausting (Stetson 4). Without anyone to confide in, she starts to obsess over the hideous wallpaper. Evidently, as she deteriorates further, she begins to attribute aspects of society into it. The most prominent idea is made clear near the end, as she begins to fear her husband. (Stetson 7). Thus, she notes from one to many women hidden or trapped behind the wallpaper (Stetson 9) and, finally, she rips off the wallpaper freeing them and herself. (Stetson 10-11). In conclusion, the theme of escape was meant to outline the desperation to leave a suffocating environment and to be accepted. However, the ending was sort of open-ended. It cannot really be determined whether escaping solved or created the conflict. It may have been a mix of both. The desire to escape was the solution to the narrator and the conflict for those living within this society. For those like her husband, it creates the conflict in which they must fix her to create the ideal woman that fits into this patriarch. For her, the escape would be just the start; however, it would be filled with many trials and tribulations. It means she would have to further examine the aspects of society that need change so that it could accept women fully and those battling mental illnesses without condemnation. Peer 2: Kiara PoelstraPosted Date:January 28, 2022 3:06 PMStatus:PublishedThe short story I chose was The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant and I chose option B.In the short story, The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, Madame Mathilde Loisel was a beautiful woman who was born into a poor family and married a man just because she believed she would not get anything worthwhile such as a rich and distinguished man. She wanted to be free from her poverty and that need for freedom created problems. The theme of escape is within the short story and escape creates the conflict that is in the writing. The theme of escape is shown within the story by Mathilde’s want to be broken free from poverty. “She was distressed at the poverty of her dwelling, at the bareness of the walls, at the shabby chairs, the ugliness of the curtains (Maupassant 1). Mathilde Loisel hated the state her home was in and was upset that she did not have the lavashes as those of the higher-ranked individuals. She wanted the candelabras, the extravagant tapestries, the luxurious furniture, and the abundance of heat in her home (Maupassant 1). Madame Loisel wanted the beautiful and glorious ball gowns and gorgeous jewelry. “No; there’s nothing more humiliating than to look poor among other women who are rich” (Maupassant 4). Mathilde Loisel hated the economic status she had and wanted to escape it. Mathilde Loisel’s need for the escape from her poverty lead to the conflict that was within the story. Mathilde borrowed a diamond necklace from her rich friend Madame Forestier (Maupassant 5). Madame Loisel lost the necklace somewhere between the ball at the palace of the Ministry and Rue des Martyrs. Mathilde and her husband searched everywhere but could not find it so they decided to go to a jeweler to buy a replacement necklace and they found one that was worth forty thousand francs. Madame Loisel’s husband had to give away the eighteen thousand francs that his father left him and had to borrow money from different individuals by making deals that he possibly couldn’t keep (Maupassant 9). In order to pay the loans off the Loisels had to relieve their servant and move into a small rented room in someone else’s home. After 10 years of hard work, the Loisels paid off all their loans. Madame Loisel believed that she deserved all the luxuries and delicacies that life could offer instead of the life of poverty she was given. She wanted to escape her life. Mathilde Loisel’s blindness to escape the clasp of poverty caused her husband and her to lose all their savings, give up what little they did have, and suffer for ten years to pay all the loans back. Mathilde said it best “How small a thing is needed to make to or ruin us”, her small desire to escape penury and be someone else for a night led to a complete life change and suffering. Peer 3: Lhea Gracia StathamPosted Date:January 19, 2022 7:38 PMStatus:PublishedFor this discussion, I chose the short story- “The Story of an Hour”. This is a very interesting story. The story will make you think and wonder. This is about a married woman who showed sadness and grief at the beginning after hearing the sad news but felt the satisfaction and freedom afterwards. The setting supported the story completely. The accident happened when it was raining. “The delicious breath of rain in the air” (Chopin, paragraph 5). This setting tells you that majority of crashes and accidents happen on wet pavement. I think the physical setting is the most important aspect of the story. When the news was broken to Mrs. Mallard by her sister, she was at home. She went upstairs and wanted to be left alone. ” When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone” (Chopin, paragraph 3). She thought of so many things. Just like what the story said, “there stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair” (Chopin, paragraph 4). “She sat with her head thrown back upon the cushion of the chair, quite motionless, except when a sob came up in her throat and shook her, as a child who has cried itself to sleep continues to sob in its dreams. The setting, felt so sad. She felt so lonely. Gasping and feeling the air from the window that’s open, she realized that her husband’s death is also her freedom. ” When she abandoned herself a little whispered word escaped her slighly parted lips. She said over and over under her breath: “free, free, free!” (Chopin, paragraph 11). While her sister is worried about her, Mrs. Mallard is busy thinking of things that was taken from her when her husband was alive. She didn’t have to worry about anybody else but her. ” There would be no one to live for her during those coming years; she would live for heself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow- creature” (Chopin, paragraph 14). After all that thinking, Mrs. Mallard went downstairs and few minutes later the door opened- it was her husband Brently Mallard. Mrs. Mallard had a heart attack. Her passing will make you wonder- did she die because she’s happy to see that her husband is alive or the opposite?
Dracula Guest Literary Analysis Discussion
Dracula Guest Literary Analysis Discussion
“A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick – a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart.” – Neil Gaiman“A short story is confined to one mood, to which everything in the story pertains. Characters, setting, time, events, are all subject to the mood. And you can try more ephemeral, more fleeting things in a story – you can work more by suggestion – than in a novel. Less is resolved, more is suggested, perhaps.” – Eudora Welty“A good short story crosses the borders of our nations and our prejudices and our beliefs. A good short story asks a question that can’t be answered in simple terms. And even if we come up with some understanding, years later, while glancing out of a window, the story still has the potential to return, to alter right there in our mind and change everything.” ― Walter MosleyLove ’em or hate ’em, short stories offer a gamut of emotions, setting, symbols, characters, and conflicts. In this lesson, you will read short stories by a variety of authors who use various techniques to bring the reader into the story and carry him/her along for the ride.When you successfully complete this lesson, you will be able to:Identify and explain the major characteristics of modern fiction as they apply to the short story.Write a personally and critically response to an imaginative work of literature.Express this response in well-developed, expository prose (Essay on the Short Story).These objectives reflect the important concepts of this lesson and should be used to guide your studies and your preparation for examinations.1. Carefully read the following sections and fiction titles from Writing and Literature: Composition as Inquiry, Learning, Thinking, and Communication. The links below can be used to access individual chapters as PDFs OR you may access the entire textbook under Course Material on the Course Menu:Chapter 1: Reading Like a ProfessionalChapter 2: Forming a Perspective on the SubjectChapter 3: Effective ArgumentChapter 5: The Truths of FictionIn addition, read sections 1-2.8 of Approaching Prose Fiction from The Open University.2. Read the following stories:Woody Allen’s “Kugelmass Episode” at https://jerrywbrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02…Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown” OR Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Birthmark”F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”Ambrose Bierce, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”William Dean Howells, “Editha”Bram Stoker, “Dracula’s Guest”Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Body Snatcher”William Faulkner “A Rose for Emily”Mark Twain, “Eve’s Diary”Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cask of the Amontillado” OR Edgar Allan Poe, “The Tell-tale Heart”Guy de Maupassant, “The Necklace”Jamaica Kincaid “Girl”Read the following background information regarding the story by Woody Allen, as well.Emma Bovary is the main character in a French novel by Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary. Young Emma is desperate to get away from country life, fall in love, and live a life extraordinaire—just like the women in the romance novels she voraciously reads. When Emma meets Charles, a country doctor, she sees her ticket to a better life. Unfortunately, Emma does not understand that Charles is a medecin (country doctor) and not an Officier de Sante, Officer of Health, literally translated—a true doctor who is able to operate and dispense medicine. Neither does Emma get a clue about Charles’ character from his last name, which has its roots in the word bovine (of or relating to cows!). In short, Emma is dissatisfied and looks outside of her marriage. After several unfulfilling affairs, Emma finds her soulmate in Rudolphe, a man with money and charm. The two have a lengthy affair that ends when Emma declares her love for him and her determination to leave Charles and their small daughter. Rudolphe spurns Emma, causing her to fall into depression and take her life by swallowing arsenic.Other characters are mentioned in this story, some of whom you may already know. Sister Carrie is the title character in a novel by Theodore Dreiser; she falls into prostitution to support herself and dies. Hester Prynne, of Scarlet Letter fame, commits adultery with a priest. Ophelia deeply loves Shakespeare’s Hamlet and drowns herself when Hamlet denies her love. Temple Drake, a character in Faulkner’s Sanctuary, is raped and eventually confined to an institution. Finally, Saul Bellow is an author, not a character; his leading ladies are usually mistresses.Knowing this about Emma and Kugelmass’ choices for an affair will help you to fully understand the story. I’ll leave you to find out about The Monkey on your own!3. Review the following links to enhance your knowledge of the topics in this lesson:Intro. to Literary Analysis While this link provides a solid overview of the literary analysis, note that the example of a thesis beginning with “There are many similarities and differences” is an ineffective choice; the three examples on the next slide provide much better examples of a strong thesis.Literary Analysis Lecture This youtube video provides a more in-depth discussion of the literary analysis and is appropriate for both the SHort Story essay assignment and the Research Paper assignment. Be sure to watch the entire video since it contains excellent information on developing the paper from start to finish!5 Steps of the Academic Writing Process | Scribbr4. Study the Literary Devices, Terms, and Concepts within the text and at the Fiction Terms link below. You should use these terms and concepts in your essays. You will be tested over the terms.Watch Video”The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe (dramatic reading) | G.M. DanielsonDuration: 19:51User: n/a – Added: 1/14/17Read along with “The Tell-Tale Heart” here!Watch VideoDracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker AudiobookDuration: 29:21User: n/a – Added: 10/7/14Read along with “Dracula’s Guest” here!Watch VideoBernice Bobs Her Hair [w/ intro by Henry Fonda] — Short Story FilmDuration: 47:51User: n/a – Added: 9/5/16Check out this short film adaptation of “Bernice Bobs her Hair”. Is this how you pictured the story?Observe the following instructions:NO RESEARCH is to be done in order to complete the assignment, nor should any research be included in the essay for support of the discussion. Use ONLY the the assigned writings themselves for citations from the writing you choose.Choose ONE of the short stories assigned in the Learning Activities link and explain how one or two key literary techniques (symbolism, theme, tone, setting, irony, etc.) play a part in the story’s development. You may not write about the same story you chose for the Short Story Discussion Board. Finally, this is not an opportunity for plot summary. While you may provide a brief two- to three-sentence summary in the intro, the purpose of the body paragraphs is not to relate the plot to your readers; they are assumed to be familiar with the story.If you need more specific discussion of each component of the paper, a great resources can be found at the Bucks County Library link on literary analysis. Keep in mind that while a much longer discussion, the research paper will also use these same principles.Observe the suggestions given in Principles of Essay Writing below.Do not define literary terms in the essay. Your audience is assumed to be familiar with them.Be sure your essay includes an outline, introduction, separate body paragraphs with support from the text, and a Works Cited page, as quotations/paraphrases from the story itself must be used to support your points.The penalty for plagiarism is severe. DO NOT use any source material other than the story in the textbook itself; a Works Cited page will also be necessary to document use of your anthology’s story, but no outside research should be used to write the essay. Within the essay, use parenthetical references to properly document cited material.USE MLA FORMAT. The link at http://www.santarosa.edu/~kthornle/30/lir_30sample… shows how to properly format the first page of your document, the outline. The link at https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/m…reflects formatting for the remainder of the essay. Note the difference in page numbering for text pages, placement of header, and placement of the four-line heading on this page. The second link also contains a Works Cited page, so be sure to scroll all of the way through the assignment. In addition, note the use of parenthetical references within the essay. Because you are required to cite information in support of your argument, you will need to use parenthetical references also. Note: In the second link, you will see section headings within the essay and end notes; we will not be using those in our assignments. Use appropriate transitions to move from one part of the essay to the next.View the details for Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing below.Write in third person (no I, we, us, our, my, your, or you) and to use present tense, as this is a literary essay.750-1000 wordsSubmit this essay to the Safe Assignment link in this lesson by the deadline given in the Course Calendar; save your submission in a single, complete file labeled “yourlastnameSS” , and be sure to Save As Rich Text Format before submitting.NOTE: I download all drafts from SafeAssign, usually within 24-48 hours of their submission. If you do not make an essay deadline, you must message me that your draft has been posted late so that I know to go back for downloading.Never underestimate the power of brainstorming. Consider this rule of thumb: the more work you put in at the front end, the less you have to do at the back end (of a paper, that is). If you spend an adequate amount of time thinking about your topic’s possibilities, then spend additional time ruling out those that will not work for you, you will lead yourself to a workable topic. Brainstorming can be as simple as making a list or as detailed as making webs; whatever method you choose, brainstorm as completely as possible BEFORE writing any kind of draft.Organization is essential for any essay. If you have not already learned to outline, now is the time. Doing so will only make your essay-writing task easier.An introduction is more than just a thesis sentence. In fact, a good introduction is several sentences long and starts with an attention-getter. Try using a shocking statement, brief description, rhetorical question, famous quotation or an otherwise engaging introductory sentence(s). From there, use some transitioning sentences to work your way down to the thesis.Thesis writing: If you cannot come up with a thesis right away, try filling in this working thesis—In this essay, I plan to (analyze, prove, compare/contrast, examine, explore, argue—you pick the word that fits) _____________ because/in order to ______________. REMEMBER, this wording reflects a statement of intent (because it uses first person), not a thesis. As your paper progresses, go back and change this working thesis into a real thesis (one that does not use I nor refer to the paper itself).Do not forget to lead the reader through the good details in your paragraph using transitions. If you are not sure how to use them, consult a grammar handbook for more details.The conclusion is more than just a paragraph that regurgitates everything you have already said; it makes a broader statement about the information you have provided. I call that the “So What” conclusion. In order to better understand this concept, imagine that an essay could be made into a flow chart. The introduction would look like an upside down triangle, since you are starting with general, attention-getting information and working your way down to a point, the thesis. Each body paragraph would be represented as a square, each about the same size, of the same importance, and containing the same kind of information. Finally, the conclusion would resemble a standard triangle because you would be reiterating your main point in the beginning of the conclusion and working your way out to a broader point, the so what part of the conclusion. Notice that I said reiterating the point, not repeating.Editing and revision are the keys to a great paper. Once you have written the paper, you MUST go back and proofread for errors in grammar, mechanics, AND content. Run Spell Check, print out a clean copy, then read your paper aloud to yourself or to a friend. This is a great way to check the flow of your paper. Peer revision is often helpful in finding errors that you might have skipped over. Read your paper backward, starting with the last sentence in the paper and continuing until you get to the first sentence of the introduction. While this may be time-consuming, reading the sentences individually often helps you see things you missed the first time.Be sure to follow correct MLA format in setting up the paper. Check the links offered, as well as examples in a grammar handbook.Finally, be sure that your computer is in working order BEFORE the paper’s deadline, as computer failure is no excuse for lateness. Always have a back-up planFormat for Essays Turned in as sEach essay will:Begin with an alpha-numeric outline in MLA format (DO NOT include a title page.)Be equally double-spaced with 1″ margins (do not use the default margins, as the side margins are often set to 1.5 inches)FONTS: Use Times New Roman 12-point font or Courier New 11-pointLeft-justify the textInclude headers on all pages (note the difference in the outline header and the first page header; page numbering is not the same!)On a separate page at the beginning of all of your essays (but as part of the same file), you will list the Thesis sentence (one complete simple or complex sentence that appears in your essay’s intro and is the controlling idea for the essay) AND your MLA-formatted Outline, just as the samples show.On a separate page at the end of your essays (but as part of the same file), you will include the list of Works Cited in proper MLA format. Outside sources will only be accepted for the Research Paper; the Short Story Essay must use only the short story and your own ideas–therefore, you will only have one citation on the WC page for the Short Story Essay assignment.Header information can be found in several places, but the following two YouTube videos can help:1. Creating an MLA header in Word 2013 2. Creating an MLA header in a newer version of Word www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaEk_8I6vuYUSING OUTSIDE SOURCES IN YOUR ESSAYS AND IN THE RESEARCH PAPERQUOTINGA quotation is someone else’s exact words set off in quotation marks.A quotation may not stand alone as a separate sentence in your essay. Integrate your quote by making it fit smoothly into a sentence you are writing (Example 1), by writing a tag line (Example 2) or by using a colon to join the quote to a complete sentence of your own words (Example 3).Example 1:Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s daughter, says that celebrities make good politicians because “actors are already media savvy: they’re schooled in matters of diction, camera angles and personal presentation” (Glamour 176).Example 2:”We knew that social interaction can help extend life,” says gerontologist Thomas Glass, “but we had no idea it could help this much” (156).Example 3:One type of journalist is the “publicity journalist,” a writer who covers promotional events for new movies: “They live and breathe celebrity scoop, take pride in these private revelations about beautiful people. Junketeers, they’re called, or junket junkies, veterans everyone there knows by name, whose dayplanners are booked every weekend with these trips, mostly to Los Angeles or New York” (Hepola 58).Quotations do not replace your own ideas. They serve as support for your ideas (examples, illustrations). Therefore, do not use them as thesis statements or topic sentences, and do not overuse them.When quoting, always double check your quote with the original to make sure you have quoted everything exactly. Mistakes are easy to make.Note that each example above has a parenthetical citation. This helps the reader know the origin of your quote.Lengthy citations should either be paraphrased or blocked. Blocking sets the entire quotation over a half inch from the left margin and does not use quotations (the blocking itself indicates that the material has come from a source). UNLIKE standard quotations, the period comes before the parenthetical citation.When using previously quoted information inside of a quote in your own paper, change the original quotations marks to single quote marks and continue to “use your ‘own’ double quotations.”If you are quoting from a work and you need to make reasonable changes to the information (changes in capitalization, tense, and clarification of pronoun references are considered reasonable), use brackets to show those [c]hanges. You cannot change the intent of an author’s words. The kinds of changes referred to here are only used to ease reading or to comply with grammar/mechanics rules.PARAPHRASINGA paraphrase is the restatement of someone else’s words into your own words. It is detailed, indicating the source’s key points.You do not use quotation marks when you paraphrase, but you must give credit to the original source by using a tag line or a parenthetical citation.Example (Compare to Example One above):According to Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s daughter, Hollywood stars know how to act with journalists. They know how to speak well, how to make themselves look good on camera, and how to present themselves to the world in a manner expected of a politician (Glamour 176).Any words or phrases that are identical to the original must be quoted.Example:According to Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan’s daughter, Hollywood stars are “media savvy,” knowing how to speak well, how to make themselves look good on camera, and how to present themselves to the world in a manner expected of a politician (Glamour 176).SUMMARYA summary is a brief restatement in your own words of the main idea of a passage, article or book. When writing a summary, condense the writer’s ideas into a few concise sentences. It is always much shorter than the original.
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