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Second Short Close Reading Essay
Single character analysis. Focus on one character from the short story in Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth "Unaccustomed Earth" and examine his or her arc through the narrative. Explore what makes this character tick. What are his or her motivations? Why does he or she behave or interact with other characters in particular ways?
Investigate one or two of the following themes: intergenerational conflict, role reversals between family members, international travel and how different places influence the character's sense of belonging or non-belonging, career choices and educational/professional statuses, more traditional vs. more Americanized traits and cultural practices. You might also consider the meanings of the collection's title, Unaccustomed Earth, and write about how this title applies to a story and a character (other than the title story).
Use specific examples from the text to support your argument. Make sure you cite the book at the end of your paper under "Works Cited." You may want to expand and further develop ideas from a Blackboard post you've already made. I recommend writing about a character you feel personally connected to and invested in.
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3 pages double-spaced. 12 point standard font (Times New Roman, Garamond, Arial, Calibri). Number your pages.
5 points - formatting (including correct MLA citation of the book under Works Cited heading)
5 points - spelling & grammar (please make sure to proofread)
15 points - introduction (including a clear thesis statement, something like "I have selected this character because her development is...")
50 points - body paragraphs with supporting textual evidence (relevant quotations from the book and your interpretations of those moments)
15 points - did you discuss/analyze how the single character develops throughout the short story?
10 points - conclusion
Remember, close reading and analysis are different from summary. In this essay, you are offering your interpretations and an argument for your way of reading the text. You should assume your audience for this essay has already read the book.
Single character analysis. Focus on one character from the short story in Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth "Unaccustomed Earth" and examine his or her arc through the narrative. Explore what makes this character tick.