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SHORT STORY ANALYSIS: PAPER #1 (ENG 215)
Write 600-1000 words in response to the following prompt. Employ proper APA formatting and documentation throughout. No Abstract page is required. Title page, in-text citations, and References page are required. Any papers missing in-text citations and/or References page will receive a zero grade.
Your paper should be organized appropriately. This means that you should include an introduction paragraph containing a thesis statement, topic sentences for body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Outside sources (including quotations from the primary source) should take up no more than 20% of your paper. You must use at least one outside academic source (preferably from Google Scholar or the LIRN database).
APA Style papers should usually be written in 3rd person point of view, unless the writer is including personal experience. Avoid phrases like “I believe,” “I feel,” “I think” or “In my opinion.” Refer to events in the story in the present tense. Refer to authors by last name.
Write a minimum of 600 words analyzing the short story A&P by John Updike . Answer the following questions:
What does it teach us about empathy, human nature, and/or how we all connect through common human experiences? What applications can be made to someone going into the health care/nursing field? Use specific examples from the text.
Focus on one or two literary terms such as theme, irony, symbolism, epiphany, character, point of view, setting, etc. and how they contribute to the overall meaning.