Then you should re-read the book chapter by chapter, making notes on all the characters and all the major events in the books (and any minor ones that are relevant). Finally, an ostrich will stick its head in the sand when in trouble, instead of trying to avoid its problems. If you can come up with a really good alternate interpretation of a quote that shows another aspect of things, then that’s some serious points.
Write down how the characters progress, and what impression they seek to give. Try for an analogy or such like, or even try to link it to another quote.
Create a thesis statement that reflects their relative weights.
A more complex thesis will usually include both similarities and differences.
You need to know the plot line in great detail, the characters, their roles within the book, their responsibilities, their personalities, the way they change throughout the books, the backgrounds and it’s always helpful to know the number of hairs on their head. Pick a really interesting word,maybe something unusual.
You need to know when and why the author wrote the books, and what message he or she was trying to give. I can’t remember the exact quote, but Curley’s Wife wears ostrich feather shoes in OM&M.
He received his Ph D in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
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I know it sounds cheesy, but it works very well, so here they are. Social Historical Context: This is the hardest one of them all in my opinion.
It is very impressive if you can weave Social Historical Context (SHC) into your quote analysis.