Final Paper (25% of final grade)- Your final paper should be 1,800-2,000 words, include proper MLA parenthetical
citations, proper formatting, and a Works Cited page. This is a formal, literary analysis; criteria for grading include
completeness, thoughtfulness and development and support of a particular argument. Essays should present a clear,
coherent, and specific thesis that is consistently and thoroughly developed. Your essay may cover one or two of the texts
we discuss in class and must incorporate a minimum of three scholarly sources. However, this essay may not discuss a
work examined in your Close Reading. Your work will be graded on the quality of your ideas as well as your writing.