MAKING EFFECTIVE CLAIMS
1) Choose Author Write about Ernest Hemingway!!!!
2) SHORT STORIES BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY IS ATTACHED BELOW PLEASE SEE LINK:
3) READ widely of that author’s (ERNEST HEMINGWAY) work (SHORT STORIES ONLY LINK ABOVE)
4) Once you have chosen an author (ERNEST HEMINGWAY) and read you are going to start narrowing the stories you’ve read down to a select few (shoot for 4-6)
5) Your task, once you’ve done that, is to come up with a basis for comparison and analysis between the stories
6) In order to do this, you will also need to corroborate your analysis with research, using the databases we looked at in class. Such as literature resource center.
7) Search in Brooklyn College Library for Short stories (search: Hemingway, Ernest) Link/files will be attached below:
8) Finally, once you’ve thought about the stories, and analyzed them both individually and as a group, and one you’ve added research to this process to strengthen and narrow your topic, you will have to construct a central claim, or, thesis!!!!!!!
9) REMEMBER, your paper needs to be centered around some thesis based on the stories themselves. This means that the thesis must be based on your analysis of the texts
10) Research: Theme, compare and contrast
11) THIS IS NOT A SUMMARY PAPER
12) AVIOD BIOGRAPHY
13) THIS IS AN ANYLISIS PAPER. FIND A CONFLICT AND WHY HE WROTE IT AND WHAT IT MEANS
THESIS BASED ON THEME:
Flannery O’Connor’s stories “Good Country People,” “Greenleaf,” “A Good Man Is Hard To Find,” and “Parker’s Back” all share the themes of grace and salvation, which O’Connor illustrates through the epiphanies experienced by her protagonists.
THESIS BASED ON COMPARISON AND CONTRAST:
While Hemingway’s early stories “Indian Camp” and “Up in Michigan” focus on the themes of X, Y and Z, his later stories “Hills Like White Elephants” and “A Clean Well-Lighted Place” focus on the themes of A, B, and C.
THESIS BASED ON LITERARY MOVEMENT:
Donald Barthelme’s stories “The School,” “Me and Mrs. Mandible,” “Indian Uprising” and “Shower of Gold” all illustrate Barthelme’s postmodern tendencies in their use of pastiche, intertextuality, and self-reflective moments.
THESIS BASED ON ANALYZING THE STORIES THROUGH A CMMON CRITICAL LENS:
For example, a feminist reading of the stories of Katherine Mansfield