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Essay #2 Assignment Sheet
In his critical essay, “Abstract Style,” Max Luthi identifies the various aspects of an abstract style” which he finds in most fairy tales.Luthi’s essay has proved useful to students in helping them to distinguish this literary genre from others, as well as to appreciate its special artistry.
Students have already received a handout about Luthi’s main ideas, titled: Summary of Max Luthi’s “Abstract Style” By Means of Quotations.We discussed this handout together in class.
On Monday, March 16, students receive another handout, titled: Summary of Max Luthi’s “Abstract Style” in Essay Format.This, like the previous handout, summarizes Luthi’s ideas about abstract style, but organizes them as a model essay in MLA format, with body paragraphs that have topic sentences, some in-text citations, and a Works Cited page.
Essay Assignment: Your task is to apply Luthi’s ideas to ONE of the following two fairy tales:
- Brothers Grimm’s “Cinderella” (148-153)
- Perrault’s “Bluebeard” (pp.188-193)
In the model essay that students have received (Summary of Max Luthi’s “Abstract Style” in Essay Format), Luthi’s ideas were organized around his treatment of fairy tale plot (P2), plot resolution (P3), extremes of character and language (P4), and description (P5).
In your essay, you must apply these same categories (plot, plot resolution, extremes of character and language, and description) to the fairy tale of your choice (see choices above).Your task is to demonstrate, through your analysis of the fairy tale, its abstract style—as identified and described by Luthi.
Essay Structure: Your essay should contain six paragraphs: introductory paragraph; body paragraph #1 (plot); body paragraph #2 (plot resolution); body paragraph #3 (extremes of character and language); body paragraph #4 (description); concluding paragraph.
Documentation Format: MLA.In-text citations and Works Cited page required.
Length of Introductory Paragraph: 9-10 sentences (concludes with thesis statement).
Length of Body Paragraphs: 7-9 sentences (topic sentence, 5-7 supporting sentences, concluding sentence).
Length of Concluding Paragraph: 7-9 sentences.
Valid Research/Sources: The fairy tale version in our textbook and Max Luthi’s essay (also in our textbook) only.Use of other sources will be regarded as plagiarism (see syllabus regarding the penalty for plagiarism).
Essay Form: Word document.
Method of Submission: Email attachment.
Deadline for Submission: Wednesday, April 1 (before 5 pm).