ENG 1101 The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin - Evaluation Paper

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EN 1101 Evaluation Paper Packet

Your assignment, if you choose to accept it (and you’d better, it’s worth 10% of your grade!) is to choose one literary short story reading from this course (the full list of options will be discussed in class) and write a fully fleshed out Evaluation paper (4G) on one of the following topics:

  1. What is the dominant theme of this piece? How do you know this theme exists? What does the literary piece say about that theme and how is it expressed in the piece?
  2. What was one major symbol used in your chosen piece? What was the significance of this symbol in understanding the overall meaning of the piece? How was this expressed in the piece?
  3. What was the major conflict in your chosen piece? Was it external (character vs. the world) or internal (character vs. themselves)? How did encountering this conflict change the protagonist over the length of the piece?


Construct a clear argument answering these questions for one of the topics and use specific textual evidence from the story to support and develop your stance. Your essay should contain a thesis statement that gives me an idea of how you will back this point up and how your support will be organized throughout. It should also fulfill the other requirements of your rubric.

This paper should include significant textual evidence (properly documented quotes or paraphrases from your chosen reading) to support your thesis. In addition, since we are part of a larger conversation about literary analysis, the use of credible, properly documented, academic literary criticism is welcomed and encouraged.

1200 words (two pages double spaced 12 point font). Please include your name, a title, the date, and your class hour at the top, as well as page numbers throughout.

Nick Pincumbe

EN 1101 Evaluation Paper

Assignment 4A: Pre-Writing

Your first assignment in the creation of your Evaluation Paper (4G) is to do a Pre-Writing exercise (4A). For this exercise you can choose one type of Pre-Writing, such as:

Asking questions

Listing

Brainstorming

Freewriting

Clustering

Bubbling

Informal Outlining

At the top of the first page of your assignment, list the type of Pre-Writing you chose to use from this list.

Choose an appropriate topic for the Evaluation paper (sample topics listed on the first page of this prompt) and write out one of the above Pre-Writing activities on that topic.

Your Pre-Writing activity should be at least one full page in length.

At the bottom of the last page of your assignment, write down a one sentence description of your narrowed topic for this paper.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Nick Pincumbe

EN 1101 Evaluation Paper

Assignment 4B: Annotated Bibliography

Your second assignment in the creation of your Evaluation Paper (4G) is to create your Annotated Bibliography (4B).

An annotated bibliography formalizes your research process. It forces us to spend a bit more time thinking about the sources we’re using, whether we can trust them, and how we are using them in our writing.

For this assignment, we are considering outside literary criticism as a means to complement our own analysis of texts. As such, you should take your questions and assumptions from the pre-writing exercise and challenge them by locating one or more sources of academic quality that provide insightful literary criticism on your chosen literary piece (noSparknotes, Cliffnotes, etc. will be accepted).

You will need to use credible library and/or Internet resources. Your annotated bibliography should include four distinct parts:

  1. A full citation of each source in MLA Style as it would appear on your Works Cited page (alphabetical order, hanging indentations, etc.).
  2. A short one paragraph summary below each source of the important information it contains.
  3. A thoughtful one paragraph explanation below each source of why you found this source to be credible.
  4. A short one paragraph explanation below each source of how you could use this source to develop your topic and support your thesis.

Other than the citation, each part of your Annotated Bibliography should consist of complete sentences. Make sure to visually distinguish each part of the assignment.

Your initial copy can be typed and printed or hand written and should be completed in class during our library day. In fact, it should be shared with me for my review before you will be dismissed on the day in question. A final version should be submitted electronically along with your other assignments when your final draft is due.

Sources can be electronic or print, but should be of academic quality (no .com, no wiki, no dictionaries or encyclopedias).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Nick Pincumbe

EN 1101 Evaluation Paper

Assignment 4C: Thesis Statement

Your third assignment in the creation of your Evaluation Paper (4G) is to create your thesis statement (4C). For this exercise you should use this sheet as your guide and create a printed one page assignment that identifies your TOPIC, your STANCE on that topic, and three SUPPORT POINTS that you will use to back up that stance in your paper. Please include your name, date, etc., as you would on any other assignment and bring one hard copy to your Conference (see Course Schedule announcement for dates).

Thesis Statement Breakdown

  1. Topic:
  2. Stance:
  3. First support:
  4. Second support:
  5. Third support:

Sample Layout

Due to/Because of

1) (First Support Point)____________________________________________________,

2) (Second Support Point)__________________________________________________,

and

3) (Third Support Point)___________________________________________________,

4) (Topic and Stance)______________________________________________________.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Nick Pincumbe

EN 1101 Evaluation Paper

Assignment 4D: Outline

Your fourth assignment in the creation of your Evaluation Paper (4G) is to take your thesis statement (4C) and expand it into an outline (4D). For this exercise you should use this handout as your guide and create a printed one-to-two page assignment that outlines a five paragraph structure for your essay based on an introduction, three support paragraphs, and a conclusion. Per our discussion in class, the three support points from your thesis should be the basis for your three support paragraphs.

Since you’ll be including source material for this paper, you can record key quotes or paraphrases (and their in-text citations) as examples where appropriate. Make sure to include your explanation or analysis of the source material you choose to use.

Please include your name, date, etc., as you would on any other assignment and bring one hard copy to your Conference (see Course Schedule announcement for dates).

See the next two pages for a helpful breakdown of how to assemble a complete outline. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Outline Breakdown

Introduction

Hook___________________________________________________________________

Background______________________________________________________________

Point 1) _________________________________________________________________

Point 2) _________________________________________________________________

Point 3) _________________________________________________________________

Thesis __________________________________________________________________

Support One

Topic Sentence ___________________________________________________________

Example or Citation 1a)____________________________________________________

Analysis/Explanation 1b)__________________________________________________

Example or Citation 2a)____________________________________________________

Analysis/Explanation 2b)__________________________________________________

Example or Citation 3a)____________________________________________________

Analysis/Explanation 3b)__________________________________________________

Explanation (relates back to thesis)____________________________________________

Transition _______________________________________________________________

Support Two

Topic Sentence ___________________________________________________________

Example or Citation 1a)____________________________________________________

Analysis/Explanation 1b)__________________________________________________

Example or Citation 2a)____________________________________________________

Analysis/Explanation 2b)__________________________________________________

Example or Citation 3a)____________________________________________________

Analysis/Explanation 3b)__________________________________________________

Explanation (relates back to thesis) ___________________________________________

Transition _______________________________________________________________

Support Three

Topic Sentence ___________________________________________________________

Example or Citation 1a)____________________________________________________

Analysis/Explanation 1b)__________________________________________________

Example or Citation 2a)____________________________________________________

Analysis/Explanation 2b)__________________________________________________

Example or Citation 3a)____________________________________________________

Analysis/Explanation 3b)__________________________________________________

Explanation (relates back to thesis) __________________________________________

Conclusion

Restated Thesis __________________________________________________________

Recap Point 1) ___________________________________________________________

Recap Point 2) ___________________________________________________________

Recap Point 3) ___________________________________________________________

Take Home _____________________________________________________________

Nick Pincumbe

EN 1101 Evaluation Paper

Assignment 4E: First Draft

Your fifth assignment in the creation of your Evaluation Paper (4G) is to take your outline (4D) and expand it into a full draft of your paper (4E). For this exercise you should use this handout as your guide and create a printed one-to-two page assignment that follows the five paragraph structure of your outline, but is fleshed out into complete sentences, and includes a clear introduction, support paragraphs, concrete examples, and a complete conclusion. Per our discussion in class, the three support points from your thesis should be the basis for your three support paragraphs. Please include your name, date, etc., as you would on any other assignment and bring three hard copies to workshop (see Course Schedule announcement for dates).

Remember, this paper should include significant textual evidence (properly documented quotes or paraphrases from your chosen reading) to support your thesis, as well as sufficient analysis and concrete examples. In addition, since we are part of a larger conversation about literary analysis, the use of (properly documented) outside literary criticism is welcomed and encouraged.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

EN 1101 Evaluation Paper

Assignment 4F: Revision Exercise Assignment 4G: Final Draft

Your sixth and seventh assignments in the creation of your Evaluation Paper (4G) are to take your first draft (4E), to do a revision exercise on it (4F), and then to fully revise and edit your first draft to create a final draft (4G) for submission in class.

4F: Revision and Editing Exercise

For this exercise you should review (look again) at your first draft and type full sentence answers to the following prompts:

  1. What part of your paper, if any, can use expansion and what specific information can you add there to make it stronger?
  2. What part of your paper, if any, gets off topic, and what can you remove to help?
  3. Is your organization strong? If so, what makes it strong? If not, or if it could use improvement still, what can you move or substitute to help? Consider creating a reverse outline to help.
  4. How credible are the sources you used? How do you know?
  5. Examine your paper’s tone. Is it too informal or conversational? If so, what can change?
  6. Do you have any word choice errors that spellcheck wouldn’t find?
  7. Do you have any coma-splice errors, run ons, or sentence fragments?
  8. Do you have any fluffy word choices?
  9. Are all of your sources properly documented in MLA style?
  10. What is one specific step you can take to improve your paper before submitting it?

Only one copy of Assignment 4F is needed. It should be submitted along with 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E when you turn in 4G.

4G: Final Draft

Complete your final draft of your Evaluation Paper by revising and editing your first draft (4D). Your final draft should present a compelling argument clearly stated in a complete thesis statement, include a complete introduction, at least three support paragraphs, and a complete conclusion, should be well-organized and supported, should include plenty of thoughtful analysis and concrete support details and should follow all of the expectations of the course rubric.

The final draft should be a two page assignment (Times New Roman 12 point font) and should include your name, date, etc., as you would on any other assignment.

Assignments 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, and 4F should be submitted by the listed due date (see Course Schedule announcement). Make sure everything is clearly labelled and organized to put yourself in the best position for success!

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Student’s Name
Professor’s Name
Course
Date
Pre-Writing
Informal Outlining
Topic: The Story of an Hour
Focus: The Story of One Hour is all about an average woman’s struggle for her social assertion.
Brainstorm:
1. The unfortunate situation of an average woman
2. A window of opportunity to escape the situation
3. The realization that it will never be
Thesis: Because of Louise Mallard’s unfortunate situation as a subservient wife, her finding of a
new way out, and her sudden death after realizing she cannot achieve it, The Story of One Hour
is all about an average woman’s struggle for her social assertion.
Outline
1. Main Theme: The Plight of an Average Woman as a Result of Her Inferiority
a. An average woman
b. Her inferiority
c. The resulting plight
2. Major symbol: The Window as a Chance to Assert Her Will in Life
a. The room of restrictions
b. The comfortable chair of consolation

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c. The window to an asserted life beyond
3. Major conflict: Conflict Between A Frail Heart and Reality
a. A heart tired of wishing
b. A chance to make the dream a reality
c. Finally realizing that the dream will never be
Sentence description: This literature analysis discusses The Story of One Hour’s theme of the
plight of an average woman as a result of her inferiority and her struggles to keep her wishes out
in check.


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Annotated Bibliography
Chopin, Kate. The Story of an Hour. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1894, pp. 1–3.
1. Important information contained
This resource is the actual piece of literature being analyzed in this evaluation paper. As
such, it contains the story itself and actual excerpts that will be used and referred to in the
paper.
2. The credibility of the resource
The publishers of this document have copyrights to the story and are subsidiaries to
Macmillan Publishers. It is the original story written by Kate Chopin in 1894.
3. Explanation of use
I will use this resources to quote excerpts and to refer specific parts of the plot to argue
points and opinions in the evaluation paper.
Distel, Kristin M. “‘Free! Body and Soul Free!’: The Docile Female Body in Kate Chopin’s
‘The Story of an Hour.’” New Women’s Writing: Contextualising Fiction, Poetry and
Philosophy, edited by Subashish Bhattacharjee and Girindra Narayan Ray, Cambridge
Scholars Publishing, 2018, pp. 69–78.
1. Important information contained

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This book is created to give a deeper understanding on popular works in fiction, poetry
and philosophy by women. It shows various themes, implications and legacy of different
and notable female writers in culture, the society and politics.
2. The credibility of the resource
Published by the established Cambridge Scholars Publishing and edited by English
University Professors in India, this work can be considered as credible and reliable.
3. Explanation of use
This book will be used to argue out issues concerning the treatment of Louise as docile
and inferior to her husband even from within her own house and in the absence of
Brently.
Gale Cengage Learning. A Study Guide for Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour.” Edited by
Gale Cengage Learning, Gale, 2017.
1. Important information contained
This book is a comprehensive guide for students studying The Story of an Hour. it
contains analysis of the plot, character and other information concerning the author,
implications of the work and historical contexts thus giving a user more understanding of
the narrative.
2. The credibility of the resource
Gale is an academic subsidiary of Cengage Learning, as established educational
publishing company. As authors, editors and publishers of the work, they have
recommended this book as a good academic guide on Chopin’s narrative.
3. Explanation of use

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This book will be imperative to arguing how Louise contemplated on allowing the
enticement of the opportunities presented by her observation of outside through the
symbolic window as more important than love found in marriage.
Jeffers, Haydn. “Get Woke: The Themes and Receptions of the Works of Kate Chopin.”
English Class Publication, 2017.
1. Important information contained
This paper is a general assessment of Kate Chopin's Works' themes and their reception. It
evaluates many, among them The Story of One Hour and explores the various
implications the author tries to portray in a general manner.
2. The credibility of the resource
It is part of exceptional scholarly student works handpicked and published by the
Department of Language and Literature at the Ouachita Baptist University. As such, it
can be considered a reliable resource to this paper.
3. Explanation of use
This resource will be useful in supporting the the argument that Louise died as a result of
a heart break and not as the doctors indicated of a joy that kills after finding out the
Brently was indeed alive.
Karami, Negin, and Esmaeil Zohdi. “Kate Chopin’s ‘The Story of an Hour’: A Feminist
Interpretation.” Research Journal of English Language and Literature, vol. 3, no. 3, July
2015, pp. 430–435.
1. Important information contained
In this article, Karami and Zohdi explores The Story of and Hour in a feminist approach.
They discuss various themes, propositions and possible reasons behind the work. Their

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sole reason is to discuss the paper in a manner that views it as fully written to empower
women.
2. The credibility of the resource
RJELAL is a literature and language peer-reviewed journal. The writers are members of
faculty from the Faculty of Humanities at Vali-e-Asr University, Iran.
3. Explanation of use
This piece will be resourceful when linking Louise' demise with the societal oppression
and suppression of women, their views, perspectives and laws that support them.
Rajakumar, Mohanalakshmi. “Kate Chopin and the Non-American Reader.” Teaching
American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice, vol. 7, no. 3/4, 2015, pp. 49–57.
1. Important information contained
This article is explores how Kate Chopin's work might be used in Asian and Arabian
classes and how it might be relevant to them. Among issues discussed is the themes on
marriage and restrictions on women.
2. The credibility of the resource
It is published in pedagogical journal by an established teacher from Qatar. Works from
this author has been published before on American literature.
3. Explanation of use
This paper will be a good resource in arguing that Louise’s reaction after learning that her
husband had died defied expectations of a grieving wife. Society had expected that
women valued their positions as dependent and beneath their husbands and hence would
grieve continuously due to the loss of their identity.
Rajakumar, Mohanalakshmi, and Geetha Rajeswar. “What Did She Die of? ‘The Story of

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an Hour’ in the Middle East Classroom.” Kate Chopin in Context, edited by Heather
Ostman and Kate O’Donoghue, Palgrave Macmillan US, 2015, pp. 173–185.
1. Important information contained
This chapter explores the usability of The Story of an Hour as a pedagogical resource.
The authors explore the themes of the story and the effects it might have to learners as an
educative tool on marriage, and domesticity of wives in their culture.
2. The credibility of the resource
It is edited and published in the American Literature Readings in the 21st Century, a
credible compiler or contemporary critics in American literature of the last two centuries.
3. Explanation of use
This resource will help in showcasing how the author of the short story creates a
depiction of a happy marriage and grieving wife only to challenge these notions by
showing the inner dissatisfaction of the protagonist.

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Work Cited
Chopin, Kate. The Story of an Hour. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1894, pp. 1–3.
Distel, Kristin M. “‘Free...

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