4-5 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt., 1 inch margins, white background, black text, your own work!
Your paper should have a descriptive—and hopefully creative—title (NOT “Mid-semester Paper”).
Each of these topics will require you to choose relevant and representative passages from the text to support your claims. You should not make claims about the text without being able to point to words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, or pages for support.
You are notrequired to cite or reference secondary sources for this paper. But feel free to do so if it is important or necessary for your argument. All in-text citations should be consistent and follow a major citation style guide.
You can propose your own paper topic or choose one listed below. If you want to propose your own topic, you must send me a brief description of your idea as soon as possible.
*These are "topics" not critical questions or theses. Part of this paper assignment requires you to develop your own critical question and thesis. If you have any trouble with this, please message me and we can work on it together.
Develop your short essay from Week 3 into a more sustained argument.
D-503’s desire is a complex but fascinating problem in the novel. Locate two or three key descriptions of D’s desire(s), then make and support an argument about freedom and control in the novel.
Huxley’s Brave New World
Aldous Huxley claimed he had not read We before writing Brave New World. And yet, there are some striking similarities between the two novels. Chose one or two features as a focus and compare or contrast the two novels based on the feature(s) you chose.
Develop your discussion post on Shakespeare in Brave New World into a more sustained argument.
Discuss Huxley’s treatment of class, gender, OR race in Brave New World. You may want (or need) to read some important critical theory as background.
Can't change a rubric once you've started using it.