You will write two different 4-page essays in which you analyze a film, story, piece of artwork, critical article, or other published work, and then interpret your ideas in writing. One paper may include visual media. Also, one essay can be an analytical evaluation of a research paper source. Please look in Handouts and click on “How to Write an Interpretive analysis Paper. Read all the documents in that folder. Choose two works from the assigned readings for this class so far, and wirte your analysis paper based on those. Decide what the ideas are in the stories and connect them. Be sure to create a good thesis that shows the connections between the works in one sentence!
Ideas from â€œThe Happy Manâ€™s Shirtâ€:
The story is about being happy with what you have, and not looking for more.
A kingâ€™s son might have: (1) lots of friends, (2) lots of money, (3) power, (4) luxury, (5) a castle â€“ plenty of space.
What did the happy young man have? (1) a beautiful voice, (2) satisfaction for his needs, (3) patience, (4) a warm jacket, (5) good health, (6) good food, (7) shelter, (8) simplicity, (9) integrity.
â€œStubborn Husband, Stubborn Wifeâ€
Wife is industrious (gets a lot done every day). Husband is lazy. What do they realize that helps them get back together? The man realizes he had been stubborn and the theft and the anger were his fault. The wife felt embarrassed because the husband was first to apologize.
â€œThe Answer Is Noâ€
Main characters: (1) Badwan Badwari, going to be the headmaster of the school, and in the past the teacher of the miss, the central female. (2) the other character is the central female. She is raped â€“ seduced â€“ by Badwan Badwari. The girl had been inspired by Badwari and maybe felt in love with him. As she became older and older, she avoided love. Badwan Badwari wants to marry her when she is 20 years old. She refuses.
For the work cite part, please write
Who wrote the source
What is the title of the source
When the source was published
Where it was published (journal, newspaper, magazine, book publisher location, blog, website for an institution)
Cite: To cite means to indicate in your text the author name (or, if there is no author, the article title, or title of the Web page) and the page number where you found the information that you are citing (if there is a page number).
Reference: To reference means to place the documentation information for each cited source into a Works Cited list at the end of your research paper.
Example of an in-text citation: The happy man did not need the kingâ€™s riches (ben Izzy H5).
Example of the corresponding reference entry in the Works Cited list:
Ben Izzy, Joel. â€œThe Happy Manâ€™s Shirt.â€ In The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Press of Chapel Hill, 2003.