Antigone Paper Assignment

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ENGL 1302 SLOs measured:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of individual and collaborative research processes.

2. Develop ideas and synthesize primary and secondary sources within focused academic arguments, including one or more research-based essays.

3. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate a variety of texts for the ethical and logical uses of evidence.

4 .Write in a style that clearly communicates meaning, builds credibility, and inspires belief or action.

5. Apply the conventions of style manuals for specific academic disciplines (e.g., APA, CMS, MLA, etc.)

Write a 3-page multi-paragraph essay on the assignment below. For this assignment you need to include

· textual evidence

· 4 academic outside sources (no googled websites)

· proper parentheticals*

· works cited page

Write an essay that argues who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist in the play: Antigone or Creon?

· The intro paragraph should introduce the author, the play title, the idea of protagonist and antagonist, and end with a thesis statement that answers the question.

· Devote one body paragraph to whom you think is the protagonist and one body paragraph to whom you think is the antagonist.

· Include the outside academic (no web sites) sources to support your arguments, not make your arguments.

· Please use literary resources when researching literary topics. (see below)

· Make your concluding paragraph meaningful. What did you learn about protagonists and antagonists?

· Construct a formal works cited page. (See page 237 in your textbook.) You may craft it yourself, as some students prefer, or use NoodleTools, as others prefer.

· Consult various composition and documentation examples posted on e-Campus.

· If you go to the Learning Center, and I think that would be a good idea, print out a copy of this prompt to take with you.

· * Parentheticals for plays are Act, Scene, line numbers in the parenthetical, not author or page number (Sc 2 Line 3) (Ode Lines 47-53).

 

General Words of Advice: Never start a writing assignment with broad generalizations about life, love, the universe, or timeless things throughout history. Spelling counts, grammar counts, neatness counts, intelligence counts, grooming counts.

Research resources to avoid: Google author’s biography reviews and summaries newspaper articles Facts on File Opposing viewpoints

Try to access literary resources for a literary analysis: Literary Resource Center, Literary Reference Center, Drama Criticism, CMLC, etc.   Check your syllabus for conference dates, rough draft dates, due date.