-Literary Analysis for Mary Rowlandson: “A Narrative of
the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson”
-Discuss how the work you have chosen addresses an issue that has significantly affected American culture and literature. Possible issues include (but are not limited to) class, race relations, rights of women, war, religion and politics.
-Be sure to include an introductory paragraph that includes the thesis statement as the last sentence. The thesis statement should be detailed enough so that the reader will know exactly what to expect from your essay. This statement should not be vague. It should also be only one sentence.
Each essay must have a clearly worded thesis statement that is fully supported by evidence from the text that is being analyzed.
-All essays must be at least FIVE FULL (no less!) typed, double-spaced pages in length. Use 1-inch margins on all sides, and use 12-point Times New Roman font.
-This should be your analysis, not a summary of the literature or of professional critics. DO NOT copy from any source or another paper. This essay will be submitted to Turnitin, and if a student plagiarizes, the sources will be identified by Turnitin.
-MLA formatting is required. Follow ALL guidelines for MLA standard format as stated on the Purdue OWL website link above.
-Include your name(), my name(, class name(American Literature 1) and date in the upper left corner on the (1) first page of the outline, and (2) first page of the essay. Do not include this on your Works Cited page.
-Include proper page numbers in the upper right corner of EVERY page. Refer to the Purdue OWL website for this also.
-A Works Cited page IS REQUIRED and must include all sources used in the essay (primary and secondary sources).
-These internet sources will not be accepted as valid sources: Wikipedia, SparkNotes, StudyMode, Schmoop, CliffsNotes, LitCharts, GradeSaver, etc.)
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