For this project assignment, you will submit your Literary Analysis paper on the assigned novel selected for the course, which should focus on three or more elements of fiction to show how this novel is an example of modern literature in both theme and style. Please review the literary terms explored in this course. These will help you to develop the ideas and concepts you chose to examine in your paper. Please read paper carefully before attempting to write the assignment, Following the instructions are crucial!!
Title: The Incident of the Curious Dog in Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
The body must focus on 3 aspects as specified in the thesis sentence. The thesis is a single sentence. *Stated below*
Identify the author
Thesis sentence should be the last sentence in the first paragraph.
*My Thesis Sentence is: The main character Christopher Boone is an autistic teen on a mission to solve a mystery murder while struggling to understand his emotions, people around him, and their intentions.*
The three aspect are elements of fiction or a mixture of theme and other elements of fiction you are examining in your paper. You could examine the theme of conflict, or identify how it is a modernist model. (I as your instructor should clearly identify which element of fiction you are examining in your paper and it should not be a guessing game. I should clearly be spell out in your thesis.)
Examples from the text and 5 outside sources should be used to support the student’s opinion and analysis.
Paper should be in 3rd person only!! No use of I, you, your, we, us in your paper.
There should be a mixture of student’s interpretation supported with direct quotes and summaries from the text and resources with in-text citations.
The Three Themes that I chose are: Asperger’s Syndrome, and trust and losing trust, and how the novel fits the definition of post-modern fiction?
The Incident of the Curious Dog in the Night-Time is an example of post-modernistic fiction that mixes puzzles, math solutions, cartoons, drawing into the narrative text and it is also a mystery genre.
Christopher may possibly have Asperger’s Syndrome (it never mention in the novel that he had it, that’s why it is a possibility)
The novel is written from his (Christopher’s) point of view and therefore is a Modernist novel focused on interiority or what is actually going on in the mind of Christopher.
Theme includes: Isolation, being a teenager, seeing the world differently, fear, language and communication, love, lies, and deceit, emotional, spiritual, and more, Plus, you may have define these themes using different words and that’s fine.
Rubrics in the first paragraph.
|Length of Literary Analysis: 6-7 pages, not including the APA cover and references page. This is in essay format. Indent all paragraphs. You may as an option use bold headings per APA for the literary terms you have chosen for each section of the paper. It is not necessary to include the outline from Module 04.||30|
|Introduction: Clear focused introduction that clearly states the purpose of the analysis, states the author and the novel in the opening sentence and uses 1 or more quotes from the text to support the introduction to the thesis.||15|
|Thesis: Thesis statement is a clear statement of purpose and contains 3 or more aspects of the novel that the paper will focus on in the body.||15|
|Body of Paper: Clearly focused on the three aspects specified in the thesis. Examples from the text and the five outside resources should be used to support the student’s opinion and analysis. The paper should be written in 3rd person only. There should be a mixture of the student’s interpretation, supported with direct quotes and summaries from the text and resources with in-text citations. No use of I, you, your, we, us in the paper. The paper should be written in 3rd person only.||60|
|Resources: All five resources must be formatted per APA rules and listed in alphabetical order on the separate References page that is included after the last page of the paper. Included should be the complete reference, along with the retrieval or hyperlink to the article. Links alone are not adequate references.||15|
|APA, Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics: The paper should be free of grammar, punctuation, and APA issues.||15|