Intro to the black literature paper revising.
I’m studying and need help with a Literature question to help me learn.
I want to have someone help me to revise my paper.
This is a thesis- driven paper about Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley, You can read it through the link below
Subject: Behind the Scenes or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House
Background: Upon its publication in 1868, Keckley’s text was quite controversial. In fact, the text’s content was so controversial that it was “recalled” by its publisher in response to tremendous public outcry. As this text created such a negative response, it is fair to say that this warrants the question—Why did Keckley actually write this text? What was her motivation? For example, Keckley tells her reader that she wrote this text as a means to defend Mrs. Lincoln’s honor. Do you believe that Keckley wrote this text as a means to mend Mary Todd Lincoln’s torn reputation, or do you think she wrote this autobiography for another reason altogether?
Approach：Please avoid background material; it is not necessary, and it takes up valuable paper space reserved for establishing a strong and valid defense of your position. This paper does not request or welcome outside research. I am interested in your own close reading of the text; not critical interpretations. Remember—If you can find details on the internet, I can find the same details on the internet! More interestingly, I may have even published it!
Organization：Because this is a “thesis-driven” paper, you are expected to outline / make your claim(s) in the first paragraph of the essay and use the rest of the paper to defend your position(s). You may even use a version of this sentence: “Elizabeth Keckley wrote her autobiography, Behind the Scenes or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House in order to_____________ because_____________.” Please utilize your paragraphs to defend your position by explaining your reasoning and providing direct quotes from the text for evidence. Be sure to explain how your chosen quotes work as evidence. Try to avoid “dropped quotes” from the text in your essay. A quote is useless in defending your position unless you thoroughly explain its significance to the position you state in your thesis. Perform a selective close-reading of the text; introduce and present your reader with the most important evidence and explain its significance to your position. Additionally, because this is an analytical essay, please write from the third-person perspective and avoid using “I” at all costs.
Professor said that my paper does not respond to this paper’s prompt, and it does not answer the specific request, so I hope someone can help me modify it
The original paper and the checklist are attached.