Literary Analysis Essay

Literary Analysis Essay

Assignment Between 1100 and 1500 words, not including the works cited page 1-2 primary sources (the literary works that you are analyzing) 2-3 secondary sources (literary criticism or other informational sources that provide context for the literature about which you are writing). All secondary sources must be available online. Type in 12-point Times New Roman, double-spaced throughout, with 1” margins on all sides. There should be an appropriate header (student name, teacher name, class name and date) and title on the first page of your essay, but you should not have a title page.

Format page numbers according to MLA guidelines. Please follow the most current and standard MLA guidelines for in-text citations and works cited page.

In “Commencement Speech, Kenyon College,” David Foster Wallace implies that an individual’s moral sense can come not as much from his/her religion or his/her upbringing but from a conscious effort to step outside of oneself and empathize, to think about how it feels to be other kinds of people. In “The Lesson,” Sylvia’s moral sense is likewise awakened. Though Wallace’s speech is about something else entirely, can we use it to help us think about Sylvia’s sense of right and wrong? Where does hers come from? How is it awakened? Do you have any sense if this awakening is temporary or longer-lasting? What does Bambara’s story show us about this essential element of growing up?