ILOs Understand the general nature, purposes, and techniques of literature with a sense of its relationship to life and culture. Recognize a representative selection of literary works by major writers….
Write an analytical essay of at least 500 words in response to the following prompt on Susan Glaspell’s Trifles
Step 1: Write an analytical essay of at least 500 words in response to the following prompt on Susan Glaspell’s Trifles.
How is symbolism employed to establish and underscore the play’s meaning? Consider especially the birdcage, the dead bird, and the repeated assertion that Mrs. Wright was going to “knot” (tie) rather than “quilt” (sew) the quilt.
Organize your essay around a central idea, a thesis statement that makes a claim. Position your thesis statement at the end of your introduction, and aim to prove your thesis statement throughout the body of your essay in terms of several major points.
Organize body paragraphs around these points, and clearly identify them in the topic sentence of each body paragraph. Use textual evidence (specific examples from the story in the form of short quotes) within these paragraphs to support and develop your thesis statement. Choose your examples carefully and discuss how they help you make your points.
Ideas should be logically organized with smooth transitions to advance the main point of your essay. Be sure to keep the reader oriented to your thesis throughout your essay, and note that it should be restated (more largely and perhaps in broader language) at the beginning of your conclusion. Follow MLA format, double-space, and use a standard 12-point font.