Students will complete a short paper that pulls one quotation from the text as a catalyst for analyzing a Essay

Students will complete a short paper that pulls one quotation from the text as a catalyst for analyzing a pivotal character, moment in the development of the plot, and/or the broader cultural landscape depicted in the text. What about the quotation struck you? How does it help you to think about the evolution of a character or the book as a whole? You do not have to talk about a single quotation for 3-4 pages, but it should offer a guiding focus for the reader. It is okay to write in the first person for this assignment, but take care to guide the reader through a cohesive discussion that focuses on the quotation you chose in some way. For example, not everything you say has to directly relate back to the quotation, but if you’re basing your paper on a quotation from Lettie, the paper overall should centralize Lettie—her language, her role in the family/community/Brian’s life, her overall way of being in the world, and so forth.

Citations: When you directly quote or draw ideas from any text, you will need to include in-text citations. In addition, for any material that is not The Prettiest Star, please also include full bibliographic information at the end of your paper. This can be in any format (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc), but it needs to be consistent and it should follow that format accurately

Would like for you to use this quote if you can.

“This night, we thought then, was just one of many. This is what life was, and this is what our lives were supposed to be. I didn’t do anything to cause this—none of us did. We were just living. We were young and happy and alive, and nothing could stop us.” – Brian