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Paper 1: 900 words. Due August 1 through August 19. Minimum of 900 words. Read the Paper 1 PowerPoint. Choose ONE of the following topics. Include references to and quotations from at least one UCC Library database article in your paper; do not use additional resources, just the assigned texts and the databases.
How did Gilman’s life experiences affect how she wrote “The Yellow Wallpaper”? Use the version of the story I have assigned on MindTap and cite it correctly.
Discuss how Gilman’s story describes “puerperal mania” (now called postpartum depression): its symptoms and impact on victims
At the end of the story, the narrator seems to be so mentally ill that she has lost touch with reality. Follow the clues and symptoms described in the story: is she mentally ill or is she angry about how she has been treated as a woman? Is “The Yellow Wallpaper” a feminist story?
Compare two poems, one by Emily Dickinson and one by Walt Whitman, by discussing the following topics. Quote both poets in your paper and include references to and quotations from at least one UCC Library database article: do not use additional resources outside of the databases and the poems. Use the versions of the poems I have assigned on MindTap and cite them correctly.
Love and passion
Agency and power
Nature and natural science
The Civil War
Course Learning Outcomes Achieved
produce a well-defined thesis on a literary topic pertinent to the course and develop it into an effective and well-organized essay
demonstrate in writing the skills of grammar and style in discipline-specific contexts.
integrate the reading, analysis, and discussion of literature into writing processes.
complete research that distinguishes among a variety of resources based on a standard criterion