Building from those skills practiced in the first three essays this semester, in this assignment you will offer an interpretation of a fictional text or texts that we have read together this semester or one that is somehow closely related. You will choose a text, formulate a thesis based on an interpretation and analysis of the text, and your body paragraphs should interact with the text in such a way that you use the story to prove/argue your claim.
Different from the previous essays, however, you must incorporate at least three scholarly sources into your essay. These can be incorporated in a variety of ways, but they should indicate your research into the scholarship already published in your topic, thus strengthening your position by situating it within the larger scholarly community. These sources can be applied in one of three ways: support, counter-point, or supplemental information.