Ultimately, your goal is to pose a challenging question. You may either leave the question(s) in the introduction or take it (or them) out if you think it sounds redundant or unnecessary. If you have, for example, two very different questions, you will probably want to choose one or the other (unless you can find some link or commonality between them). Avoid writing two different essays. You may either put your answer(s)—your claim/thesis—in the introduction and provide reasons and evidence throughout the body of the essay to support your claim or leave the answer out of the introduction, answer the question(s) throughout the essay, and make the statement of your claim at or near the end of the essay. If you take the latter approach, you would most likely want to leave the question(s) in the introduction.
Whichever approach you choose, the body paragraphs will need to have reasons—why your claim make sense—and textual evidence (from the story). To provide evidence, you will need to quote the story and to use MLA in-text citations. In this course, we are using MLA format. First, introduce the quotation.
The narrator/speaker states that “…
The narrator states, “…
Second, quote the words, phrases, sentences, etc. Put the quoted words in quotation marks and the page number/s in parentheses. For poetry, put the lines in parentheses. For example––The speaker states, “…” (lines 7-8).
Third, you need to explain the quotation. What does it mean (or do you think it might mean)? What does it have to do with the points you are making? Don’t assume that readers know what the quotation means and how it fits into your argument. If you use any outside sources (words or ideas), then you will need to cite them in the essay and on an MLA Works Cited page. If you are not using any outside sources, then you will not need a Work Cited page.
In the conclusion, do not merely restate what you have already argued. For example, you could explain the significance of your argument (So what? Who cares?), and/or you could pose additional questions for research (beyond the scope of this short essay).
Finally, give your essay a title. The title can be a phrase capturing what your essay is about. For example—The Public and the Private in Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog”
One overarching question not to put in your essay, but to keep in mind is this: What is the author (or the short story) doing rhetorically? Fiction writers do not make explicit arguments, but they do make implicit ones (either intentionally or not). For example, is the story criticizing something? Exposing … ? Mocking … ? What is it (or the author) doing?
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