an argumentative essay

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you will need to state a position concerning at least two of the texts and situate your argument within the broader conversation of literary criticism.

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EGL 1020 Final Paper Assignment: Crafting a Literary Argument For this paper, you will need to state a position concerning at least two of the texts we have covered in class and situate your argument within the broader conversation of literary criticism. Because you have a variety of texts to choose from, you will need to find two texts that have similar themes or elements to discuss. Choosing two texts that have little in common will not offer a great deal of material for analysis and development. You may find that selecting Oedipus Rex will be helpful because of its length and the abundant material it presents. On the other hand, there is plenty of material in the short stories and poetry to development a well reasoned critical essay. If you are having difficulty selecting two texts with similar themes and/or elements, you can approach the texts from one of the critical approaches we covered(feminism, historicism, reader response, Marxist/economic motivations, etc). Using one of these approaches, you should be able to highlight key scenes, sequences, or language from the texts that support your perspective. Once you have chosen your approach to the paper or topic, you will then need to research criticism about your subject matter and the texts involved. You will need to reference at least 3 different critical essays discussing the texts you have chosen. You argument will be based not only on your own interpretation as supported by the stories/poems you have chosen, but by literary arguments made by other critics as well. For this reason, it is recommended that you look for criticism early in the writing process to mold and shape your topic. Make sure you attach a works cited list to your final paper. It does not, however, count as a page for length. The minimum length for this assignment is five full pages. It is recommended that the length not exceed eight pages. The text we have covered The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe The Secret Lion by Alberto Alvaro Rios Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner. Oedipus Rex Play by Sophocles ...
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Introduction.
Rich dad poor dad, written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Letcher, was published by
Warner Books Ed, on the 1st of April, in the year 2000. It contains 275 pages and is based on the
author’s personal account. The following chapters make up the index; Rich dad poor dad, the
road not taken, why the affluent don’t work for money, why teach financial expertise, minding
one’s own business, tax history, how the rich create wealth, working to gain experience,
overcoming challenges, getting started, wanting more, and conclusions (Kiyosaki, Robert T., and
Sharon L. Lechter, 2001). The last part of the book gives a short biography about the author, his
life achievements, struggles and experiences. The book also involves the role the government
plays in wealth creation through enforcement of taxes and manipulation of the same.
Book overview
Rich dad poor dad is a globally sold entrepreneurial book that mainly focuses on financial
success. The well-furbished product of renowned former helicopter pilot Robert Kiyosaki
contains recipes and tips for prosperity in the commercial realm and what one ought and ought
not to do. In a nutshell, the book puts more emphasis on proper economic resource management
starting from an individual perspective. The author gives his life story, and how he grew up
knowing two fathers, who both taught him essential lessons. These lessons are what made him

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who he is today and bases his book on them. On a closer view, the author tries to depict the lives
and principles of his two dads, one who is his biological parent and the other his mentor.
Author Information.
The author was born in 1947 and raised in a family of four, where he was the first child.
He has an outstanding educational and career background, from grad...

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