CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PLAYS: Othello, A Doll House, or Fences.
Essay Question: What is the central theme of the play and how do the various characters support this theme?
For this paper:
The paper should present a clear thesis that states the central theme. Your thesis statement makes an interpretative argument about the play as a whole. As primary support for your thesis, throughout your paper, you should focus on various characters of your choosing that support this central theme. You should include relevant quotations from the play itself and detailed discussions of the quotations.
The paper will be approximately 4-6 pages in length.
You should employ MLA format for the document, in-text citations, and a Works Cited
page, following the specific MLA guidelines for the genre of literature cited.
You should smoothly integrate quotations and paraphrases using signal phrases and analysis, interpretation, or commentary. (Sandwich your quotes; see the Power Point presentation under Unit 4 for a review of sandwiching quotes.)
You should also research and include secondary sources (such as biography, cultural and historical contexts, or literary criticism) as supplemental support, citing from at least two secondary sources