Your NameNumber all pages except page 1, in the top right-hand corner. You do not need a works cited page. Also give your paper a title that gives readers a clue of what your paper is about -- do not simply put "A Raisin in the Sun" or "Antigone." Centre the title on the page on the line after your header, and begin your essay on the next line -- no big extra spaces. Staple your paper before you turn it in; papers not stapled will not be read.
ENGL 102, Section#
Essay 1 (which draft)
Essay 1 Drama (rough draft)
February 17, 2005
Be sure to use literary terms that apply to your discussion (e.g. protagonist instead of main character, etc.) and use them in such a way that shows you understand the term. Be sure to quote and cite the plays to illustrate and support your argument, in MLA parenthetical format.
How does either Lorraine Hansberry or Sophocles use any one of the following dramatic elements?
foreshadowing setting allusion foil symbolism irony (situational, verbal, dramatic) dramatic tension (See Bedford Glossary and the anthology for help with these terms.)
Do any of the characters in A Raisin in the Sun or Antigone grow or mature during the play? How do you see this happening in either their actions or statements? In what way do they grow or mature?
What about minor or secondary characters in the plays --Ismene or Lender, or even Bobo, for example? What part do they play? What do they represent?
What part does verbal imagery (characters' long descriptions of places or things) contribute to either Raisin or Antigone?
What traditional gender expectations do the plays show? How does either play discuss the ideas of "woman's place" or "man's place"? How is this shown in dialogue between characters? How do characters react to these ideas?
What part does money serve in either play? What does money represent? How does money influence characters, or how do characters think money influences other characters? What does this thinking say about those characters?
What role does the idea of family play in Raisin or Antigone? Is "family" a divisive or cohesive issue? What importance does either play put on "family"?
Pick a theme from either of the in-class note sheets, and show how the respective play presents that theme.