How do I form a thesis statement for a literary analysis essay?
Your question is a little vague in some respects. On the one hand you mention a thesis and then you use the word essay. Two different things.I’m going to assume that you need to write an anaysis essay on some pieces of literary work.My thought is that you adapt and use the model I suggested in another answer.IDADECIntroduction, Assumptions, Diagram, Explanation, ConclusionEXCEPT that in your essay, you substitute Examples to Discuss in place of a Diagram.In your essay, you will still need an introduction and some assumptions. And you will need a conclusion.Your Introduction will be to introduce the general topic of your essay. And refer to the elements of literature that you intend to discuss. Literature has far too many different elements to discuss them all. So choose the ones you want to discuss. The ones you know most about, of course.Your Assumptions would consider what particular element type(s) of literary principles and methodologies you have chosen to discuss . And why.Your Examples would specify which literary examples you have chosen to illustrate the arguments and discussion in your paper to follow. And why you chose them. . Your why here would merely be an extension of your assumptions.Your Explanation will be a detailed comparing and contrasting of the various elements you have cited in your assumptions. Using your chosen examples as illustrations to compare and contrast your discussion points.Your conclusion will be a drawing together of the points you have made. and your opinion about them.One final piece of advice. DO NOT download and copy /paste from the Internet. Most of the stuff you will access from the Internet is someone else’s opinion. Not based in truth or fact. Probably not as learned as your own.Do yourself a favour. Go to a library and do some resarch.I am aware of more than one student who did just copy and paste. Didn’t even bother to delete the browser references. Or the links to other articles. Then wondered why the Professor rejected the work without marking it.
Why did God bless Jacob in the bible when Jacob was a liar and a deceiver?
Sadly, both children grew up favoured by one of the parents. Rivalrys are natural in this less than ideal situation. The bible records human nature as it is, it doesn't gloss over people's faults and failings. But despite his "win at any cost " grab for the prize, Jacob desired the blessings. Esau was complacent, having dad's favour, and sold his birthright for a temporary hunger. Did he value what he assumed was going to be his? No. The birthright is so much more valuable than just getting a quick fix for hunger. By Esau's actions, he treated it with contempt. (A study of all the birthright means would be very helpful to your understanding). So despite his many faults, Jacob desired the spiritual blessing and went for it. He could have obtained it another way, there are instances recorded where a father's blessing for the firstborn was passed to another. God knows the heart. Jacob suffered the consequences of his actions, as did his mother. His life didn't exactly turn out like he had imagined. He had to flee for his life, leaving his family and mother behind. He was not "a man of the fields" but was given an outside job herding goats. Then he reaped what he had sowed, being tricked several times over by Laban in regards to the herd and his beloved Rebekah...and God also dealt with him. When he returned to his family, he wasn't sure Esau was still out for his blood or not, and his mother had died before they could see each other again. Typically Esau hadn't changed, he'd all but forgotten what he was angry about. So we see that Jacob, though all too human, desired the right things in his heart. His way of getting it was all wrong, and God dealt with him, directly and through life circumstances, but Esau's only focus was on material needs. The two brothers are a OT "type" or example of NT teaching on "flesh versus spirit". The spirit-man desires spiritual blessings, the carnal only desires the things which feed the appetites of the flesh.
What are the different literary devices that can be found in the book "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley?
Symbolism: 'Ford', used in place of 'God', symbolises Henry Ford who perfected the assembly line and revolutionized mass production, indicative of a world where technology is worshipped like a deity. Huxley tries to show that in the Brave New World, even humans are mass-produced like commodities. Soma, the opiate used to control the people symbolises religion.Imagery: There is a lot of animal imagery throughout the novel. Consider Huxley's description the Delta children who were staring with "the stupid curiosity of animals." John quotes the "goats and monkeys" line from Othello, delivered when the hero imagines his wife copulating with another man the way that animals do. Also, Mustapha's response to John's comment—"Nice tame animals, anyhow", are all examples of this animal imagery.Metaphor:Huxley compares the people to bottles. “Bottled, they crossed the street; bottled, they took the lift up to Henry’s room on the twenty- eighth floor. And yet, bottled as she was, and in spite of that second gramme of soma, Lenina did not forget to take all the contraceptive precautions prescribed by the regulations.” Also in Mustapha Mond’s speech this same comparison is made, “ Even after decanting, he’s still inside a bottle-an invisible bottle of infantile and embryonic fixations. Each of us, of course,”(…)” goes through life inside a bottle.” There is lot of visual imagery in the novel as well. One example this imagery is shown in chapter 11 when he describes the appearance of Linda. “Finally–and this was by far the strongest reason for people's not wanting to see poor Linda–there was her appearance. Fat; having lost her youth; with bad teeth, and a blotched complexion, and that figure (Ford!)–you simply couldn't look at her without feeling sick, yes, positively sick.”Personification: Personification means the attribution of an abstract quality in a human form. One example of this from Brave New World is:“Eternity was in our lips and eyes”. Hyperbole: Huxley also used a hyperbole when Bernard asked the savage if he had eaten something that had made his stomach upset due to his ill-looking face. Hence the Savage responded with “I ate civilization”. Huxley hyperbolized the situation, and by using such a hyperbole he made the scene appear more important.
A Streetcar Named Desire?
I have to write a paper on A Streetcar Named Desire, we read the play and watched the movie in class. However, our teacher didn't give us any outline on what the paper should focus on, she said it could be "anything". There are so many things I could potentially discuss, but I don't want to switch to a new topic with every paragraph, I am looking for a theme or idea that I can stem a whole paper (most likely 3 pages) off of. So basically I am having a mental block trying to come up with themes that can carry a 3 page paper, any thoughts to get me started? I was also thinking of focusing on one character, as a way to include several themes (probably Blanche or Stanley), would that be a better way to go?