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- the due date is any time Thursday
I attached a picture about what the professor explained to us in the class about the paper.I hope it ill be useful for you
also, if you can write me a draft about the paper before you start, so I can know why the paper will be about and we can make correction before you start . I need to see it before the due date.The Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri you will find it in the link bellowhttp://jhou.weebly.com/uploads/3/0/8/0/30800919/interpreter_of_maladies.pdf
A critical essay interprets, analyzes, and evaluates another text (in this case, a short story). Students will choose a short story as the text to discuss in the critical essay. The essay will investigate the way(s) that the chosen story conveys meaning or a message. This message may be immediately apparent, but it often requires a deeper reading of the story—the sort of reading that we have been discussing in class. The critical essay should then interpret the message and indicate how the artist presents that message. This may include looking at specific words, phrases, images, or symbolism. It might also involve an examination of the artistic conventions and techniques used in the piece (craft issues: plot, narration, character development, style, setting, theme, etc.). It is expected that you will use the appropriate terminology in your discussion; many of these terms are explained in your book (often within chapters and again in a glossary at the end of the book), and we have been and will continue to talk about more of these in our class discussion. While some brief attention might go to the general aesthetic enjoyment of the short story, the majority of the critical essay should focus on how successful the writer/artist is at conveying the specific message and provide sufficient evidence to back your claim. The critical essay should be guided by a central and relatively narrow thesis.
Your textbook includes a lot of information about how to write about fiction. You might also find it useful to look at the Purdue OWL’s brief overview of writing about fiction (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/616/02/).
While you may consult outside material in preparing your essay (and anything requiring citation should be cited using MLA formatting), it is not expected that you seek out secondary sources. The analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of the short story should be yours first and foremost. You are required to cite all quotes and paraphrases (you will do this by citing the paragraph they came from—see the examples in the book). You will need to include a works cited, even if the only text you cite is the story itself. Citations do not count toward the 3-4-page requirement.
You will bring hardcopies of your essay for peer review and when you hand in the final draft. All pages should be numbered and stapled (including the separate works cited page).
Page Format Requirements
- the due date is any time Thursday
- 12pt font in Times New Roman
- Double spacing between lines
- 1-inch margins
- Page numbers
- In the upper-left corner should appear:
Your Name Instructor Haney ENGL 102-(your section number)
A clear and concise thesis statement
Sufficient and relevant evidence to back up the claim made by your thesis
Logical organization and flow of evidence
Synthesis of your evidence into a conclusion Demonstration of a deep understanding of the story
each idea in the paper need to be connected to each other
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriThe term “Cultural diversity” has become a part of our lives because of globalization. People are affected in different ways due to cultural diversity, and the ones who are affected the most are the people who leave their own country and settle down in some foreign country. They have to carry the burden of the old traditions and show off that they have adopted the new and modern world successfully. The short story by Jhumpa Lahiri, “Interpreter of Maladies” highlights the main theme of cultural diversity on an Indian Bengali family and how they are affected by it. The relations between the close members of the family are also affected because of pressures of the different cultures, neither they become completely Indian nor fully American. The husband and wife presented in the story do not have any feelings of “love-lost”; rather they appear to be just pulling on with life. As the story proceeds, the author has tried to explain the differences between the typical Indian family and the America-returned Indian family, and the way cultural diversity has changed their style of thinking making it more Americanized because they talk only terms of dollars and seek all the facilities of life and the poverty of their own country is also an attraction for them. It also appears that they are proud to be Americans rather than Indians and this is the worst affect of cultural diversity because it makes you forget your roots. The short story, “Interpreter of Maladies” takes the readers on a ride to show how cultural diversity affects the lives of ordinary people and forces them to live an artificial life and I can correlate with the story because I have also experienced the impact of cultural diversity.