Using a Feminist or Psychoanalytic approach, discuss character in The Yellow Wallpaper,
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)
The first person “I” is not used in a formal essay.
No secondary sources are to be used in the process of writing this essay; it is to be entirely written based on one’s point of view and supported with body points and details.
Please be sure that essays include only the thoughts, words, and ideas of the writer.
Essays must be double-spaced in Times or Times New Roman font (12 cpi) with standard one-inch margins
A well-organized essay has a beginning, middle, and an end. The beginning, or introduction, should include an opening sentence to grab your readers attention. Follow the opening sentence with a very brief background on the story to be discussed. Be sure to always include authors full name in the introduction of the essay. After that first instance, only the surname is used. The last sentence of the introduction is the thesis statement. The thesis states the main point of the essay, which in this case, would be a literary analysis of the short story.
A well-supported essay includes supporting points, details, and examples. For this essay, you must decide the best way to organize the body of the essay. For example, the body of the essay may be divided into paragraphs addressing character, symbolism, and theme. In any case, each body paragraph must support (explain) your interpretation (analysis) of the short story. Each body paragraph should begin with a topic sentence that states the main point of the paragraph.
The conclusion typically summarizes the main points of the essay and/or closes with a lasting impression that connects the reader to their world. You may wish to offer a reason as to why the short story is still read in educational settings after so many years or why the storys themes are especially topical in our society today.