Our academic experts are ready and waiting to assist with any writing project you may have. From simple essay plans, through to full dissertations, you can guarantee we have a service perfectly matched to your needs.
GET A 40% DISCOUNT ON YOU FIRST ORDER
Write a 600-1000 word essay in response to one of the prompts below. Please write the number of the essay at the top of your paper in the left hand info (by your name and date etc.) Remember to write your own title that hints at your thesis. Please use full essay structure, MLA rules for citation, titles, and formatting etc., and be sure to end your introduction with a clear, strong thesis sentence. (That thesis will then drive the rest of your paper.)
Please note: You may use the texts and materials from our course in your paper (with proper citation), but no other materials are permitted (and will lead to failure of the exam). but you can use all the materials of the course to help you.
Choose the prompt that you think you can respond to most fully. The stronger the thesis and development, the higher the grade will be.
The Essay Prompts (choose only one!)
1. When we last see Janie at the end of the novel, she has “pulled in the horizon like a great fish-net” and “called in her soul to come and see” what is in its meshes (Hurston 193). What does this suggest about Janie’s future? (Answer this directly in your thesis, then explain and develop that thesis throughout your paper in focused body paragraphs.)
2. The novel ends where it began, with Janie’s return to Eatonville after Tea Cake’s death. As she finishes telling her story to Pheoby, Pheoby exclaims: “Ah done growed ten feet higher from jus’ listening tuh you, Janie. Ah ain’t satisfied wid myself on mo” (Hurston 192). What is the significance of Phoebe’s response? What does it show us about Janie? (Make sure your thesis directly answers these two questions in one clear sentence. Then explain and develop that thesis throughout your paper in focused body paragraphs.)
3. Why do you think Hurston decided to kill off Tea Cake? Why did she make Janie the killer? What does this show us about Janie’s transformation throughout the novel? (Make sure your thesis directly answers that last question. Then explain and develop that thesis throughout your paper in focused body paragraphs.)
4. We see Janie learn and grow through three distinct periods of her life. What does the novel show us about how environment and experience impact women’s potential and growth? (Make a strong statement about this in your thesis that you then explore throughout your paper in focused body paragraphs.)