Critical Essay 4 Fiction.
I need support with this English question so I can learn better.
I Choose the Novella “The Dead” for this essay. I attached the novella and the grading rubric
One of the themes evident in these two novellas is that of destiny: each person in the worlds these authors have created faces his or her destiny in ways peculiar to the individual.
In 1899, Stephen Crane published a poem: “A Man Said to the Universe”
A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”
Crane, Stephen. “A Man Said to the Universe,” The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading Thinking, Writing. 8th ed. Bedford, 2009. 711.
Choose one of these novellas, and look at the elements. Select a character and identify the character’s destiny. Does the character accept the destiny or fight it? Does the universe created by the author feel any sense of obligation to that character? Use the elements of fiction that we have discussed as evidence to support your thesis.
This essay will require analysis. Don’t bother retelling the novella: your readers have read it. Instead, take the story apart to see how the pieces interact. Show us cause-and-effect relationships. The causes are the elements, the effects are the readers’ reactions, and the relationships are the means by which the reactions were evoked. Identify the general effect in a thesis statement.
You will need to make use of frequent references to the novella (and perhaps other information in readings) in order to support your thesis. These references will need to be cited and documented. (See the “Document and Citing Sources” page in the Start Here area). The references themselves will not be sufficient: you have to draw the connections for us.