Evaluate a literary work from one of the following critical perspectives: feminist,

Evaluate a literary work from one of the following critical perspectives: feminist,

reader-response, psychoanalytic, socio-economic, Marxist, historical, formalist, sociological, or the like.
Choose a work (or works) from the Syllabus to evaluate. The essay should be about 6 – 8 pages. Be sure to use the MLA style for documentation.
Critical Perspectives
Literary Critical Perspectives https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/722/1
Reader-Response Critical Perspective:http://utminers.utep.edu/omwilliamson/engl0310/readerresponse.htm
Writing About Literature
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/618/01/
Research Sources
Research sources are not required for this essay.
However, if you use outside sources, only library sources (online or traditional) will be accepted because they demonstrate academic research and critical thinking skills.
No websites, dictionaries, encyclopedias, or study guides like SparkNotes will be accepted. Sorry.
Sample MLA Essay
http://www.dianahacker.com/pdfs/hacker-daly-mla.pdf
Sample Evaluation Essays
NOTE: Click on the ASSIGNMENTS tab at the left side of your screen to read more sample Evaluation Essays.
Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz”: A Reader’s Response (PDF)
Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Fish”: A Psychoanalytic Reading (PDF)
Suggested format for your Thesis Statement
Your thesis statement should include the authors, titles, critical perspective, and your main point.
Just fill in the blanks for your thesis statement:
Reading __(title)____ by __(author)___ from a __(critical perspective) offers new insights about  __(your main idea)__________.
Reading __(title)____ by __(author)___ from a __(critical perspective) exposes the challenges of  __(your main idea)__________.
Reading __(title)____ by __(author)___ from a __(critical perspective) helps the reader to understand  __(your main idea)__________.
Suggested Outlines for your Essay
I. Introduction. Your Thesis Statement should be one sentence; it should state your critical perspective;
and it should be the last sentence of your Introduction.
II. Analyze your first literary work with direct quotes with page numbers from the text to support your thesis.
III. Analyze your second literary work with direct quotes quotes with page numbers to support your thesis.
IV. Analyze your third literary work with direct quotes with page numbers to support your thesis.
V. Conclusion. Restate your thesis. Highlight how evaluating the literature from the critical perspective
gave you new insights, ideas, or understanding.
OR
I. Introduction. Your Thesis Statement should be one sentence; it should state your critical perspective;
and it should be the last sentence of your Introduction.
II. Analyze your first point with direct quotes with page numbers from the text to support your thesis.
III. Analyze your second point with direct quotes quotes with page numbers to support your thesis.
IV. Analyze your third point with direct quotes with page numbers to support your thesis.
V. Conclusion. Restate your thesis. Highlight how evaluating the literature from the critical perspective
gave you new insights, ideas, or understanding

Here are some class work we have read as stated above.
Kay Boyle, “Astronomer’s Wife”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House
Judith Cofer, “Catch the Moon” Rita Dove, “Second Hand Man” Tess Gallagher, “The Hug”
William Blake, “London” Louise Erdrich, “The Red Convertible” Langston Hughes, “On the Road” William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Gwendolyn Brooks, “The Mother” Countee Cullen, “Incident” Mahmoud Darwish, “In Jerusalem” Seamus Heaney, “Mid-Term Break” Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Spring and Fall”