Research Paper 8-10 Pages

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There is two Themes I want you to Choose one Theme 

The friendship between Troy and Bono is the first relationship shown in the play. Their conversations provide a glimpse into Troy's thoughts. Bono has been following Troy's lead since they met in prison more than thirty years earlier. Troy has been a role model for Bono, but Bono serves as a conscience for Troy. It is Bono who first alerts the audience to Troy's extramarital affair, and it is Bono who questions the wisdom of Troy's actions. The friendship is tested when Troy is promoted to driver and put on another route. When questioned about his absence from Troy's house, Bono replies that it is the new job that keeps them apart. But there is also a hint that Troy's betrayal of Rose has changed the dynamics of their friendship.

Limitations and Opportunities
At the heart of Troy's unhappiness is his disappointment at not being able to play professional baseball. Troy became an accomplished ball player while in prison. He was good enough to play in the Negro leagues, but his true desire was to play major league ball. Troy felt he was excluded because, at the time, black players were still not accepted, but the story is more complex than Troy wants to believe. The fifteen years that Troy spent in prison made him too old for the major leagues. Troy ignores this argument, since to acknowledge that he was too old is to accept partial responsibility for not being able to play; it was his own actions that led to a fifteen year prison term, a period during which his youth slipped away. It is easier for Troy to blame a system that discriminates against black players than to admit that he lacked either the talent or the youth to play major league baseball.

Troy's son, Cory, also has the opportunity for a better life through athletics. But Troy is so bitter over his own lack of opportunity that he holds his son back from any success he might achieve. When Cory is recruited for a college football scholarship, it is his father who forbids Cory to play. Troy is unable to accept that his son might succeed where he had failed—and Cory accuses his father of just such a motivation. But it is more than a desire to control Cory's success that is at the heart of Troy's actions. He truly fails to see that the world has changed in the past twenty years. Black men are now playing professional sports with white men. The restrictions that kept the two races apart athletically have eased. A football scholarship would mean more than playing a sport; it would be an opportunity for education and a chance to advance to a better world.

1-  After you have chosen which theme or themes you want to apply to your research paper and have completed your sentence outline ( an outline of the theme from the article or essay you chose), you are to start looking for that theme in the novel or selection and how it is presented or represented..

2 - Since your research paper is a literary analysis paper, you will be looking for how your particular theme works in the novel/selection once you begin your paper.  I suggest that you do not attempt to work on the paper until you have a clear and concise understanding of your theme and have read the entire novel/selection. 

3-  Make sure you mark significant passages in your novel/selection that will help to strengthen your argument.

4  Always introduce your direct quotation, paraphrase and summary. Also make sure you comment afterwards.  By doing this introduction and commentary, your voice will be sure to be heard in the paper.

5  Make sure you remain as objective as possible. Note using the first person “I” in a paper makes it subjective. The second person “you” is not an indefinite pronoun.  A useful pronoun to use is “one” then follow it with “s/he.”  Or make the subject plural and follow it with “they.”

6-  The length of your paper should be 8-10 Full Pages with the Works Cited page not counting as one of those pages.

7-  All pages should be numbered beginning with the first and ending with the Works Cited page.

8-  For a paper this length you should have at least 6 sources.  Three of these sources must be critical, from a collection of essays or an article in a refereed journal.  A refereed journal is a journal that specializes in the topic where the paper has been sent to at least three of the author’s peers and then published.  Do not use Wikipedia as a source.  You may use it as a means to obtain a clear and precise idea of you topic.  Sometimes Wikipedia will give you a link to a credible source that you may be able to use.

If you do a cover page, MLA dictates that an outline of the paper should follow.  

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