Format: Literary Analysis… Use Times New Roman font, size 12, double spaced, MLA format, and include a Works Cited page.
You will produce a precise, cohesive, and rational mini seminar paper 4 FULL pages minimum 5 1/2 pages maximum in length, typed and double-spaced. Anything less will receive an automatic 5 point deduction (more if there is a total disregard for page requirements.)–Oh, and the work cited page does not count as one of the required pages.–(5 pages is the ‘acceptable minimum.’ However, you must write until you feel you have constructed a well thought out and well supported argument.)
Sources and Research: The paper will include a minimum of 4 sources (this includes the primary source), so, in actuality, you only need to look for 3 outside sources. You can only use journals, magazines, and or a book. (Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, Netlibrary, ProjectMuse)—Look for current sources. Don’t rely on articles written B.C.
Quotes: While I expect you to quote from your primary source, you will have to quote at least twice from your outside source. NO BLOCK QUOTES ALLOWED! KEEP ALL QUOTES UNDER 3 LINES (OR LESS).
Don’t: Do not spend your time cutting and pasting! DON’T MAKE THIS A PERSONAL ISSUE PAPER. REFRAIN FROM USING 1ST PERSON TO MAKE YOUR ARGUMENT. Plagiarism is not an option! Do your own work! Essays will be uploaded onto SafeAssign. A hardcopy of the essay does not need to be turned in! Don’t pull from sources/articles found through a seemingly thorough search of Goggle, Yahoo, Metacrawler, etc.
•The theme of exile is recurrent in Medea. How does exile serve as a useful metaphor for Medea’s emotional states in the play? How are life and death figured as extensions of exile? * For this assignment, you will have to look at the concepts of exile and metaphor and how these two terms are connected in Medea.
•Character analysis of Medea
•In a thesis driven essay, argue which character in Medea (Jason or Medea) deserves true sympathy. –You have to pick one or the other.