ENG112 Comparison of Characters of Mattie Cook and Andrew Beckett Essay


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The project has two parts The tutor must have read those novels and watched philadelphia movie before.
1) Final exam questions about 3 things. You will need ((Anderson’s, Fever, 1793)), ((Juska’s "The Blessings")) and Philadelphia movie's notes to complete these questions. Each answer must use concrete support to receive full credit.
2) Compare and contrast 5 pages essay about the characters of Mattie Cook and Andrew Beckett.

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ENG 112, spring 2019, Final Exam This is an open note and open book final. You will need Anderson’s, Fever, 1793, Juska’s The Blessings, your notes on Philadelphia, and Reading and Writing about Literature 4th edition to help you answer the questions. You should open a new file or google doc to answer all questions. All answers should be in complete sentences and should be proofread for clarity, completion, and accuracy. Your document should have an MLA heading we have been using all semester. It should be typed in 12 point font, Times New Roman, and should be double-spaced. Use Reading and Writing about Literature 4th edition pages 76-78. Each answer must use concrete support from one or more of our readings, Fever, 1793, The Blessings, and/or Philadelphia to receive full credit. Please be mindful of the sentence requirements. 1. This question will focus on character. Reread the description of character in your book (page 76, 4th edition) to compare (find the similarities) AND contrast (find the differences) the evolution/development of two characters (primary or secondary) from any of our works of fiction. In what ways did the authors write characters that evolved in similar ways? And, in what ways do their journeys differ? You may use characters from the same work. Please explain and support your answer with concrete examples. (minimum 15 sentences) 2. This question will focus on point of view. Reread the description of point of view in your book (page 77, 4th edition) and compare and/or contrast the choices of limited first person point of view (Fever, 1793) vs. omniscient point of view (The Blessings). Each author made a very specific choices in how the stories got told. Talk about the advantages and limitations of these choices. Do either of the choices work better in your opinion? Please explain and support your answer. (minimum 15 sentences) 3. This question will focus Anderson’s choice of subject, yellow fever, and the audience of her work, young adults. Anderson tells the story of the fever of 1793 in Philadelphia through the lens of a young girl, Mattie Cook. The audience for Anderson’s work is the young adult. Do you think her choices of subject and audience worked? In what ways did her writing prove mindful of the relationship between her subject and audience, and in what ways do you think she may have adjusted her work? Give specific examples to support your answer. (minimum 10 sentences) 4. This question will focus on style. Reread the description of style in your book (pages 7879, 4th edition) and choose a specific dialog between two or more characters in Anderson’s work. Reread the dialog, summarize the scene/dialog, and describe in your response what you feel Anderson was helping us see about these characters through this conversation. In other words, what do the exchanges between these two characters show us about who the characters are, their strengths, their weaknesses, personalities, likes/dislikes, motives, fears, issues, and so on. Please explain and support your answer. (minimum 10 sentences) 5. This question will focus on setting. Reread the description of setting in Reading and Writing about Literature. All three of the works we looked at this semester were situated in Philadelphia. Compare (find the similarities) and then contrast (find the differences) all three. What choices were made that seemed the strongest? What did not work? Talk in general about the role of setting in a work of fiction. What can it do? What should it do? Do the choices these authors made seem to do more than the packages we saw from Drexel and Lonely Planet earlier in the semester? Could they? Should they? (minimum of 15 sentences) 6. This question will focus on your reading/viewing of our three works of fiction, The Blessings, Fever, 1793, and Philadelphia. As a reader/viewer, which work of fiction do you feel was the strongest and why. Try to speak through the lens of the elements of fiction—think about the characters, the setting, the plot, the style, the point of view, and the themes. Please explain and support your answer. (minimum of 15 sentences) ENG 112, final writing project This is a 5-6-page writing project (this means a minimum of 5 pages to receive full credit). You will use one of the following prompts to help you with your work. Prompts: 1. Compare and/or contrast the characters of Mattie Cook and Andrew Beckett. Your focus should be on how the two characters and/or their story line helped readers/viewers understand yellow fever and HIV/AIDs. Your thesis will develop from your findings. In order to be successful with this option you will want to research the two illnesses and other historical information to help you explore the strengths and weaknesses of each character/storyline and their role in helping readers understand the history and impact of the respective illness. Was Anderson or Nyswaner/Demme more successful, if so, why? What role, if any, did the medium influence how the story was told (film vs. novel). If not, why not? This question is asking you to consider the history and current knowledge of both illnesses in order to write about the two characters/storylines. See “Comparison and Contrast” on pages 67-70. There is a student compare/contrast essay in this section. You must use at least two additional sources. 2. This question will focus on theme. Reread the description of theme in your book (page 78) and compare and/or contrast at least one common theme in the film Philadelphia and the novel, Fever, 1793. There are many themes to consider, social death vs. actual death, prejudice, human fear, illness, isolation, love/care, family, the city of brotherly love and so on. You should not only compare and/or contrast the themes, but in order to be successful you should also consider what you think Anderson and Nyswaner/Demme were trying to say about such theme and if you agree with their presentations. As you compare and/or contrast you will be responsible for considering what other writerly choices assisted the writers in conveying such theme such as character, plot, setting, point of view, and style. You do not need to tackle each element of fiction but you should write about the contribution of the elements in some way as they relate to the overall theme. See “Comparison and Contrast” on pages 67-70. There is a student compare/contrast essay in this section. You must use at least two additional sources. Helpful tips: Reference the section on “Writing a Literary Research Paper” in Reading and Writing about Literature, 4th edition on pages 135-169 to help you as you write. Also, you may want to review the section “Writing about Stories” on pages 76-77 to help you as you select the focus of your work. Lastly, you may want to look over the section on “Comparison and Contrast” on pages 67-70 to help you write your paper. There is a student sample essay in this section. General Tips: • • this essay should start with a brief summary of each text before getting to your thesis your work should make clear the focus of your work (think about making clear the prompt you chose) Summary tips: • • • your reader is someone who has not read the book or film NO more than five sentences of summary per source Use the following pages from Reading and Writing about Literature, 4th edition to help craft a strong summary: read 55 -56 (start at the heading labeled SUMMARY on page 55) Resources: • • Our text Reading and Writing about Literature For help with MLA citations, formatting and style, including working with a film: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_g uide/mla_formatting_and_style_guide.html __________________________________________________________________________ MLA necessities • Heading Your name My Name ENG 112, final essay 7 May 2018 • • • • Page numbers in the upper right hand corner with your last name Title for your paper 12 pt. font, times new roman, double-spaced You will need works cited entries for your materials (you may use a site like easybib.com or refworks.com to help you); please see page 154 in Reading and Writing about Literature 4the edition ______________________________________________________________________________ Grading You will receive a passing score (C) if all items above are met adequately and with clarity of thought and execution. You will receive a grade of B or better if your efforts exceed the basic expectations of the assignment. This means not only meeting the basic requirements of the assignment, but that you have thoughtfully crafted your essay, proofread your essay, used strong evidence from the texts, and properly formatted your quotations and document according to MLA standards as outlined in Reading and Writing about Literature, 4th edition (I’ve offered page numbers above to help you in each step of the drafting process). You will receive an A if all items are met and are executed exceptionally well. Those who do not meet the requirements as outlined above will receive a non-passing grade. If you have any concerns about the grading description here please email me so I can help! ...
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Surname 1

Mattie Cook and Andrew Beckett
Fever 1793 is a book about a young teenage girl known as Matilda or Mattie Cook.
Mattie lives with her mother and grandfather and always avoids any kind of work including
chores and any work to help out with the family. Unfortunately, the fever strikes and sweeps
many people across the streets and cities. This fever turns Mattie's life upside down as she has to
flee with her grandfather after her mother is attacked by the fever. She soon discovers that the
fever is everywhere and she has to learn how to survive and be responsible for this new reality.
On the other hand, Philadelphia is a film about a top city lawyer, Andrew Beckett, who works for
a top law firm, Wyant and Wheeler, but hides a serious illness that he suffers from, AIDS. At the
height of his career, a file goes missing while he is in hospital and he is fired for incompetence.
However, suspecting malice after some members at the workplace discover he has AIDS,
he proceeds to sue his former employer. Beckett teams up with a reluctant Joe Miller and they
press on with the case in the midst of heavy prejudice. Just before Beckett dies the jury rule in
his favor. Andrew Beckett and Mattie Cook share some common characteristics as well as some
differences that can help teach the contemporary youth on some key character virtues.

Surname 2


To begin with, both Beckett and Mattie are brave individuals. Andrew Beckett is a brave
man who takes to task one of the biggest law firms. Additionally, Beckett faces the risk of
prejudice once going to court and making it public that he suffers from AIDS. Despite the risks
that are involved, Beckett is determined to gain justice for unlawful dismiss from office ...

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