Final Project Instructions: Develop a project/presentation of 750 to 1000 words minimum/maximum (or the equivalent). You will either have a creative presentation with an explanatory paragraph to explain what you’ve done, or you can opt for a more traditional essay based on thematic analysis.
This assignment is due Sunday of Week 8.
Potential Projects include:
1. Choose 3 characters or authors that we’ve met in this course and create a dinner conversation between them on the subject of child labour. Keep in character and integrate quotes, but also use your imagination to fill in what you think they might have said on the subject. In your explanatory paragraph, explain the choices you’ve made.
2. An epic is meant to celebrate the birth of a strong nation. In the style of Spenser or Milton, write the start of your own epic about America. Include these epic conventions: in medias res, invocation of the muse, thrice repetition, and elevated style. In your explanatory paragraph, explain how your inspiration piece used these elements.
3. The Carpe Diem theme is popular in English literature. Essentially, it means “seize the moment” and it is used by authors to push us towards action. Sometimes, this proposed action can be risky and unwise, and other times, this action can be liberating and fulfilling. Choose two texts that we read this term, one that illustrates potential pitfalls of seizing the moment and one that illustrates its benefits, and explain how the theme is depicted in each text. In your conclusion, explain the significance of the fact that the theme can be used in such different ways.
You are encouraged to be creative, but you must also demonstrate your close knowledge of the original text. Ideally, you will use direct quotes from your inspiration text(s).
Note that creative assignments should include an explanatory paragraph at the beginning to explain your choices. Also, all MLA rules should be followed to include quoting when appropriate with in-text citations and a works cited section.
Submit your completed essay here for grading. The Final Project is due Sunday, week 8, by 11:55 pm, ET.
DISCLAIMER: Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you and your instructor will receive the results.