Literary Analysis

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Prior to beginning work on this assignment, review Chapter 3 Section 3 (which you originally read in Week 1) in the course textbook. As you read in the course textbook, there are many ways to respond to literature. For your final assignment in this course, you will write a literary analysis essay.

Review the List of Writing Prompts located in your online classroom, and select a literary work from the list provided. Then, apply the method (explained in the course textbook) as you read the work. When you make a claim (i.e., a working thesis in response to the prompt—the last step in RUN-QC), be sure your claim offers a statement that directly responds to the prompt you selected.

Carefully review Chapter 3 Section 3 in the course textbook as you plan your literary analysis. You are also encouraged to study the sample literary analysis and associated annotations in the course textbook. Be sure to include two scholarly secondary sources; these sources should contain literary research about your primary source (the short story you chose from the list of literary works). Remember, you started researching your secondary sources for your Week 2 Annotated Bibliography assignment. You should also address the feedback your instructor provided after your Week 3 Literary Analysis Draft assignment.

In this class, you have two tutoring services available: Paper Review (available in the online classroom) and Live Chat (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Click on the Writing Center tab in the left-navigation menu in your online course to learn more about these tutoring options and how to get help with your writing.

In your paper,

  • Create a detailed introduction that contains a thesis that offers a debatable claim based on one of the prompts on the list.
  • Analyze the primary source you selected from the approved List of Literary Works. (Avoid summary and personal reflection.)
  • Develop body paragraphs that contain clear topic sentences and examples that support the argument.
  • Write a conclusion that reaffirms the thesis statement and includes a summary of the key ideas in essay.
  • Apply your knowledge of literary elements and other concepts in your response to the prompt.
  • Incorporate research from the primary and scholarly secondary sources.

The Literary Analysis Final Paper

  • Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
    • prompt is listed below as well as story.
    • prompt #2: “In some stories, characters come into conflict with the culture in which they live.”
    • Story : Sherman Alexie’s What You Pawn, I Will Redeem.

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Running head: CONFLICTS 1 Literacy Analysis Conflicts in Culture Britain Cox ENG125: Introduction to Literature Prompt # 2 Instructor: Jennifer Lapinel Spincken Date: 28 May 2019 : LITERACY ANALYSIS 2 Working thesis- Despite Jackson determination to win back his grandmother’s stolen regalia, he disappoints himself due to his alcoholism and unplanned spending which makes his mission complicated since the white man bought the regalia and the only way to regain it is to compensate the amount. Introduction In the short story “What You Pawn I Will Redeem by Sherman Alexie, Jackson, junior and rose of Sharon are the key actors. The story is written in the first- person point of view with Jackson as the main character. Jackson is a Spokane Indian living in Pike Place Market, Seattle. The story focuses on regalia that were stolen from his grandmother 50 years. The main conflict in this story is with Jackson and the pawnbroker and personal conflict within Jackson himself. Despite Jackson determination to win back his grandmother’s stolen regalia, he disappoints himself due to his alcoholism and unplanned spending which makes his mission complicated since the white man bought the regalia and the only way to regain it is to compensate the amount. Jackson feels like an outsider on the American culture he lives and struggle with his own identity and class. Lobo (2003) describes the homeless American Indians and alcoholism and how they live their homeless lives. In the story “What You Pawn, I Will Redeem” the author describes Jackson drinking habits and how he uses alcohol to depress the emotions he experiences in his quest to repossess his grandmother regalia. Jackson tries to find friends to drink in Indian bars. The habit shows that he is rooted to his Indian culture of drinking and spending. Jackson is determined to win back the regalia that imply such a great amount to his Indian roots and heritage. LITERACY ANALYSIS 3 In the story, What You Pawn I Will Redeem, Jackson uses story telling approach which a Native Indian American culture in an attempt is to win back his grandmother’s regalia. Selected poem (2015) shows, how Native American verbal art was an oral performative tradition in which stories were used as a means for the perseverance and delivery of cultural knowledge and societal values. The journal connects the approach used by Jackson to win the white man on his side by telling him stories about his grandmother’s regalia and how important it is to his family’s culture and the Native American heritage. Jackson was able to convince the white man that the regalia belonged to his family through his story tale. Although Jackson only knew the regalia through photos, he described the yellow bead hidden in the armpit. Jackson had a huge drinking problem and struggled with his alcoholism and homelessness. Alexis (2003), “After about two hours of negotiating, we earned five dollars—good enough for a bottle of fortified courage from the most beautiful 7-Eleven in the world”. The article “Religious and Spiritual Practices among Homeless Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives with Severe Alcohol Problems” is related to the story in so many ways since Johnson had a huge drinking problem. The white man demonstrates compassion toward the Indian and encourages him in the end. In the end the pawnbroker gave the regalia to Jackson, and Jackson was finally able to have a dance with his grandmother. In conclusion even though Jackson is determined to procure cash, it is my opinion that he battled because of his alcoholism, compulsive spending, and the need to find out increasingly about his Indian roots. Jackson used his story tales prowess and the humorous character to win the white man to his side. Persistence Jackson demonstrated to the pawnshop his commitment to obtaining possession of his lost family heritage helped him to overcome his personal struggles. Jackson fought with himself and in the end, was remunerated with his grandma's conference regalia. As he wore the LITERACY ANALYSIS 4 regalia his life took on a totally different meaning as he hit the dance floor with his grandma in the road. LITERACY ANALYSIS 5 References Alexie, S. (2003). What you pawn I will redeem. The New Yorker, (9). 169. Lobo, S., & Vaughan, M. M. (2003). Substance Dependency Among Homeless American Indians. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 35(1), 63-70. doi:10.1080/02791072.2003.10399995 The Function of Native American Storytelling as Means of Education in Luci Tapahonso’s Selected Poems. (2015). Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 6(6). doi:10.7575/aiac.alls.v.6n.6p.141 ENG125: Introduction to Literature Proposal for Final Paper Worksheet Week 1 Prompt & Story Selection Log Once you have decided on an approved prompt and approved text(s), respond to the questions below. Please be mindful of the word count and double-space all of your responses. You are to meet the minimum word requirement without going over the maximum number of words requested. 1. What is your chosen prompt for the literary analysis assignment? (Include the number and first sentence of the prompt you chose from the list of prompts. The prompt is the main paper topic, not the story itself or the guiding questions.) I chose to use prompt 2 for my literary analysis. prompt #2: “In some stories, characters come into conflict with the culture in which they live.” 2. What text will you write about? (Full story title & Author name) How does the text connect with the prompt? I will write about Sherman Alexie’s What You Pawn, I Will Redeem. 3. Read the story thoroughly and answer the following. Be sure to review key terms like character, setting, and conflict before you answer: a. Who is/are the main character(s) in this story? Rose of Sharon, Junior and Jackson Jackson. What is the setting of this story? Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 4. What is the main conflict in the story? (Write 100-150 words describing this conflict) The main conflict in this story is with Jackson Jackson and the pawnbroker. Jackson and his crew had scrapped up five dollars’ worth of change and had decided to head down to the pawn shop to purchase some drinks. On there way down they encountered a new pawn shop and inside they noticed Jackson’s grandmother’s regalia. The conflict begins when Jackson must muster up nine hundred and ninety-nine dollars in one day to purchase his grandmothers’ regalia back. In ENG125: Introduction to Literature Jackson’s quest to gain money to purchase back his grandmother’s regalia he begins to have issues with himself. Although, Jackson was trying to raise money to purchase the regalia back, whenever he would receive money he would always use the money to purchase something. But he didn’t just purchase something for himself, he made sure he helped other homeless Indians along the way. In the end the pawnbroker gave the regalia to Jackson, and Jackson was finally able to have a dance with his grandmother. 5. Write a working thesis for your literary analysis essay below. Jackson Jackson had disappointed himself many times before, but when it comes to gaining his grandmother’s regalia back he knew that he could not disappoint again. Determined and driven Jackson set out to reclaim what was rightfully his families. ...
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Running head: LITERARY ANALYSIS

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Working thesis- When Jackson is required to raise 999 dollars within twenty four
hours in order to get back his grandmother’s stolen regalia, he is presented with a cultural
conflict situation where; him being of a non-capitalist mindset, is faced with an industrial
cultural logic, and therefore is unable to successfully raise the amount.
Introduction
In the story “What You Pawn, I Will Redeem”, Sherman Alexie tells the story of the
humorous Native American character Jackson. He is a homeless Salish Indian who embarks
on a 24 hours journey of acquiring money so as to purchase his stolen late grandmother’s
regalia which he spots on a pawn shop. However, Jackson is a poor man who also is into
abusing substances, thus is unable to raise the 999 dollars which the pawnbroker intents to
sell the regalia at. When Jackson is required to raise 999 dollars within twenty four hours in
order to get back his grandmother’s stolen regalia, he is presented with a cultural conflict
situation where; him being of a non-capitalist mindset, is faced with an industrial cultural
logic, and therefore he is unable to successfully raise the amount. Since the story is aimed at
highlighting the Indian culture and how it differs from the American culture, Jackson often
comes into conflict with the American culture. Jackson is placed at odds with the cultural
setting, and is unable to meet most of the expectations; thus proving thatpeople often come
into conflict with the culture in which they live. In his attempt to get back the regalia, Jackson
is trapped in the culture he inhibits, and is not content with it. Since he is unable to escape, he
desires change of the world he lives in.
Cultural Conflict
Jackson’s Native American non-capitalism mindset culture conflicts with the
industrial cultural logic of raising the 999 dollars in order to win back the stolen regalia.
Jackso...

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