Topic: A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes

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Essay Requirements:
Font: 12 point Times Roman double spaced

Format: 1” margin all around.

Audience: someone who has completed the book and is familiar with literary terminology. (You may choose me if you like.)

Purpose: Use the prompt below to write a well-supported essay of no less than 750 words, not including your cover sheet, MLA heading, your title, and your works cited list.



Use Writing Resources file to help you create

an original title that provides insight into your essay,
an engaging hook that makes me want to read your essay FIRST,
an arguable thesis,
topic sentences that support it,
textual evidence to support your topic sentences, and
analysis rather than summary.


Prompt:

Critics have argued that Richard Hughes shows his anxieties about the nature of children in this novel, focus on the failures of the adults. Your goal for this essay will be to identify examples of adults failing: adults failing children (and the consequences), adults failing other adults (and the consequences), and/or any other examples of adults failing that you are interested in exploring (and the consequences).

Thesis:

This essay requires an arguable thesis that you will probably arrive at after you have collected examples of adults failing. See the Pre-Writing suggestions in the Essay 1 prompt, and follow those suggestions to collect evidence and create a thesis based on that evidence. Your thesis should answer the question: adults fail in this novel. So what? Feel free to email me with ideas about your thesis, and use the extra credit discussion board to post to me and to each other.



Admonition: Remember NOT to retell the story. Instead, use direct quotations from the text as a springboard for your own analysis (refer to your list of analytical terms). Your essay should be AT LEAST 70% your analysis with no more than 30% direct quotations in service to your analysis.

Type of service-Academic paper writing
Type of assignment-Essay
Subject-English
Pages / words-3 / 750
Number of sources-1
Academic level-Sophomore (College 2nd year)
Paper format-MLA
Line spacing-Double
Language style-US English

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