In the dialectical journals and class discussions for this unit, we will focus on George OrwellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s characterization of poverty in Down and Out in Paris and London. For this essay, you will present an analytical evaluation of OrwellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s account of a specific cause, consequence, or characteristic of poverty. To evince your evaluation, you will research the topic of poverty and use three outside sources in your essay.
Introduction (1 paragraph): In a single introductory paragraph you should first provide a brief overview of Down and Out. (Remember that for essays that focus on a single text, you should state the authorÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s name, the textÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s title, and its publication date in the introduction.) The main purpose of the introduction here, however, is to succinctly answer the question, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWhat does Orwell say about poverty?ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â To answer this question, you will draw on not only direct statements about poverty in the novel, but also indirect statements made via plot, dialogue, and description. Our class discussions and dialectical journals will be directed towards helping you make these inferences. Make sure you provide a narrow focus, describing OrwellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s characterization of a specific aspect of poverty. As a starting point, you may want to consider how Orwell characterizes the following:
o The impact of poverty on an individualÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s sense of morality, autonomy, friendship, or self-worth.
o The causes of poverty.
o The ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œpositiveÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â or redemptive aspects of poverty.
o The impact of poverty on groups or communities and the relationships of individuals within them.
o The nature of work as a member of the working poor.
Bridge (1 paragraph): Your bridge should summarize the research materials youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re working with and present the analytical principle you will be using to evaluate OrwellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s characterization of poverty. The bridge should conclude with your thesis.
Thesis Statement: Your thesis should state your analytical evaluation of OrwellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s characterization of poverty. Is OrwellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s characterization confirmed or contradicted by your research? Do you find similarities or stark differences between the information about poverty youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve found in your research and OrwellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s characterization?
Possible thesis format: Orwell characterizes poverty as having y and z characteristics, but/and
o (your research) shows this characterization to be valid.
o (your research) shows this characterization to be invalid.
A good way to ensure that you clearly present your evaluation in your thesis is to put a lot of thought into the evaluative term you chooseÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Âit will likely be more specific than ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œvalidÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â or ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œinvalid.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â What does your research reveal or ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œsay aboutÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â OrwellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s characterization of poverty? Perhaps the research reveals that OrwellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s characterization is outmoded, sentimental, universally true, or something else entirely. Clearly, as your thesis will contain sophisticated, nuanced ideas, the length and content of your thesis will be different from the above sampleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Âthink of it as merely a blueprint.
Demonstration of thesis in body paragraphs: Each body paragraph should begin with a point that supports your thesis, one evaluative statement about OrwellÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s characterization of poverty that supports the broader point of your thesis. In the information sections of your paragraphs you should quote or paraphrase passages from the novel that demonstrate the specific characterization youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve set forth. You should then quote or paraphrase passages from your sources that demonstrate your evaluative thesis. The explanation in your paragraphs should synthesize the passage from Down and Out with the quoted research and show how your evidence demonstrates your evaluative statement.
You must cite from three or more reliable sources. At least one should be from the internet, accessed via a public search engine such as Google or Yahoo. At least one must be a print source, a book, periodical article, or reference work from a library or searchable library database.
Conclusion: Your conclusion should summarize your main points then broaden out into a general statement about the larger relevance of your discussion. Try to answer the question, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSo what?ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Criteria for Success: Your essay should be 5-7 pages. One letter grade will be deducted if the essay is without proper MLA citation or without a works-cited page with three sources in addition to Down and Out. The paper should also have focused paragraphs, an arguable thesis statement, and be free of grammar errors. (Criteria for previous essays will also be applied.)
Wikipedia: You may not cite from Wikipedia. Because any user can write or edit the articles in Wikipedia, it is not a reliable source for academic writing. It can be, however, a valuable starting-point or introduction to a topic. You may want to read over the Wikipedia article on poverty, or related topics, to orient yourself. Furthermore, if you scroll down to the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œReferencesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â section, you will find links to web sources that may be valuable and reliable.
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2, The writer need find the book called “Down and Out in Pairs and London”, writeen by Grorge Orwell online and please read it.
3,You must cite from three or more reliable sources. At least one should be from the internet, accessed via a public search engine such as Google or Yahoo. At least one must be a print source, a book, periodical article, or reference work from a library or searchable library database.
4, Please highligh the thesis statement in the essay afetr the writer finishing the essay.
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