Welcome to week five! Finally, we are focusing the entire week on Fahrenheit 451. This will set the stage for your understanding of narrative structure as well as help you develop some ideas for your final research paper.
When you successfully complete this lesson, you will be able to:
- Identify and explain the differences between the two types of fiction–the short story and the novel.
- Identify and explain the major elements of fiction and how they apply to the novel.
- Respond personally and critically to a novel in well-developed, expository prose.
- Re-visit Chapter 1 in Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing Chapter 1 and read Chapter 2.
- If you have purchased or have a copy of the recommended St. Martin’s Handbook, reading “Writing for the Humanities” may be of additional help.
- Continue reading your novel.
1. Complete the discussions.2. Write a 750-1000 word essay which demonstrates how Fahrenheit 451 follows the steps of narrative structure (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution/denouement).
- Include an outline and Works Cited page where you will list the short story you are discussing.
- You must use MLA format, but you are not to use outside sources for this paper; this is your own analysis.
- Cite examples from your text in support of your argument, either as direction quotations or paraphrases.
- This is not simply a summary of the story. Instead, you should identify how each part of the narrative structure develops in the story.
- If it is helpful, please review “Writing a Literary Analysis” from the short story lesson during week two.
Do not confuse this essay with your research paper. This essay is totally your own thinking from studying the steps of narrative structure and reading the novel. Your research paper reflects the conclusions you draw from information gleaned in your research and is on a selected topic other than narrative structure.
Complete your assignment using word-processing software such as MS Word 365 (download free software at http://www.ctcd.edu/faculty-staff/information-technology/student-links/), LibreOffice (download free software at https://www.libreoffice.org/download), or other per course requirements. Save your file as an .rtf file or .doc to ensure that it can be opened at any computer. Submit your assignment by selecting the title link, browsing to, and attaching your saved file. Make sure to select SUBMIT. You may view your posting both on this page and under My Grade (available under Tools).Please note: You must have your outline and your plagiarism statement included in your assignment. Everything in one document is preferred. I will not grade essays without these two items.
Explain the use of symbolism in Fahrenheit 451.This assignment is worth 15 points, as are all of the reading discussions. Make certain you use at least 250 words in your post and respond to at least one student with at least 100 words to receive your full credit.
Explain the primary conflict in your Fahrenheit 451. How do other conflicts in Fahrenheit 451 affect the primary conflict?This assignment is worth 15 points, as are all of the reading discussions. Make certain you use at least 250 words in your post and respond to at least one student with at least 100 words to receive your full credit.
Define the steps to Narrative structure and respond to one student with examples of at least 2 of those terms. Think about the short stories and novel we have read.
Steps in Narrative StructureExpositionRising actionClimax/crisisFalling actionDenouement This assignment is worth 10 points. No minimum word count; however, please summarize the terms in your own words and not “cut and pasted” from your text.