The Literary Analysis Final Paper

In your paper,

  • Create a detailed introduction that contains a thesis that offers a debatable claim based on one of the prompts on the list.
  • Analyze the primary source you selected from the approved List of Literary Works. (Avoid summary and personal reflection.)
  • Develop body paragraphs that contain clear topic sentences and examples that support the argument.
  • Write a conclusion that reaffirms the thesis statement and includes a summary of the key ideas in essay.
  • Apply your knowledge of literary elements and other concepts in your response to the prompt.
  • Incorporate research from the primary and scholarly secondary sources.

The Literary Analysis Final Paper

  • Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style(Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

“A Worn Path” (Eudora Welty, 1941) [ch.6]

Guiding Questions:

  1. The main character makes a difficult journey in the story. This reveals some of her values and commitments, such as her love for a relative. How does this commitment influence the way she copes with other conflicts in the story?
  2. Does Phoenix act differently around other people than she does with animals and nature? What does this reveal about Phoenix’s sense of herself in the world?
  3. How do the other characters in the story influence Phoenix’s behavior, and what does this reveal about Phoenix’s horticultural status?