essay about monsters

This essay is about monsters and I have chosen the three monsters that I want to write about .

I attached a good example of another student essay.

I also attached my academic summary of this essay. Please use the monsters I have chosen.

Use all phases of the writing process to create a largely error free essay,

understand and use an academic article to analyze an element of culture, research,

synthesize, integrate, and contextualize multiple

outside sources (through

quotations, paraphrasing, and summary) with their own voice, analysis, or

position, while avoiding plagiarism. Employ a variety of organizational patterns

to support or advance central ideas (theses/claims).

Successful essays will do this by:

Including an introduction that draws in the reader, briefly introduces Cohen and

the topic of your essay, and has

a clear thesis that states your argument and

signals a plan for the essay.

Creating a

literature review

that establishes and explains Cohen’s theories in a

body paragraph. Summarize his main argument, claims, and evidence. Discuss his

ideas as if you were

explaining them to someone who was unfamiliar with the


In your literature review, you only have to discuss the theses, you are going

to use in your essay.


ou do NOT have to address all seven of his theses, only

the ones that appl

y to your monsters.



at least three different monsters of your own

to prove or disprove

Cohen’s theses. (You may also focus on three different interpre

tations of the same

monster. Example:

Zombies from

Night of the Living Dead


, Zombieland




Warm Bodies

2013). You could use movie monsters, TV monsters,

literary monsters, mythical or fairy tale monsters, and/or real


historical monsters.

The choice is yours. This section of the paper will be where you include your

outside sources to strengthen your analys



Consider any of the movies or texts we have watch or read so far for your




from Zootopia, Lady Macbeth or Macbeth



, Kylo Ren or General Hux from

Star Wars: The

Force Awakens

, etc.

Including at least


outside sources to strengthen your argument. The three

sources must be in addition to Cohen’s chapter

find a mix of peer reviewed and

popular sources that support your analysis of the monsters and society. Don’t just

rely on your interpretations and opin


find others who agree with you!


outside sources should be connected to your monsters in that they support your

understanding of the monsters you have chosen.


Look for these outsides sources through Cuyamaca’s Library:…



If you need help finding outside sources

that fit these requirements,


contact me.


Feel free to also use any of the readings


podcasts, and TED Talks

I have

already assigned for this paper as well.

Including vivid and specific details when describing the monsters you have

chosen, and tie your examples to Cohen’s theses (you do NOT have to address all

seven of his theses, only th

e ones that apply to your monsters).

Synthesizing by combing information from different sources to inform and

support a greater understanding of your


Finishing with a conclusion that restates your

thesis, reviews your body paragraphs, and a


al though, prediction, piece of advice,

something you learned or realized or the

answer to a question you posed earlier.