Novel Analysis essay

Essay #3 Critical Analysis of a Novel

For this assignment, you must write an essay (5-6 pages) in which you analyze a character (or you may compare or contrast two characters), a conflict, OR a theme in a novel — either Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or a different novel of your choice. You may choose one of the following topics or write one and get it approved by your professor. The paper must have two outside sources, but the sources must be literary criticism or scholarly sources regarding your topic of choice. Please, as always, use the MLA format for this essay. (See the LIBGUIDE on Canvas for help with finding sources).

Conflicts for analysis of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:

Life on the Shore vs. Life on the River

Hucks Sound heart vs. His deformed conscience

Pap as a father vs. Jim as a father

Conformity vs. Non-conformity

Civilization vs. Nature

Tom vs. Huck

Ideas for theme exploration: (for this topic you must come up with an assertion in which you state what Twain may be conveying about these topics)

Freedom                                                                                Escape

Money and its impact on society                                      Prayer/religion

Alcoholism                                                                Violence and its impact on society

Conformity vs. Non-conformity

OR

Choose a different novel and topic for this essay and analyze a character (or you may compare or contrast two characters), a conflict, OR a theme in the novel.

In either case: you must have two outside sources, but the sources must be literary criticism or scholarly sources regarding your topic of choice.

USE MLA Format.

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