double-spaced essay that compares one text we’ve read this semester (and that you have not yet written about) with a piece of contemporary media (TV show, film, music). The purpose of this exercise is to contrast American society as depicted in whatever text you select with life in America today. You might consider and include ideas we discussed in class, information garnered from the textbook’s author biographies, or your own research. Most importantly, all essays should quote the texts you’re writing about and offer thorough analysis in your own words.
Susan Glaspell, “Trifles,”
read this article and compares with a piece of contemporary media (TV show, film, music).