This one should be multiple paragraphs, perhaps some 1,000 words or at least close to that number. You must have three to five sources, all of which are quoted in the body of the paper at least once consistent with the MLA style. The paper uses parenthetical references and must have a Works Cited, which, unlike the annotated bibliography, contains the reference but not the annotations. Before submitting you might use this checklist:
MLA format top to bottom:
Double space only
12 TNR Font only
every page numbered
one inch margins all the way around, or on all four sides
an attached Works Cited page
minimum three sources, but more acceptable
every source listed on the works cited (minimum 3) are quoted a minimum of one time each in the paper
use of parenthetical references with the period outside the reference only like this ( ).
content of the parenthetical references and the reference page consistent with MLA format
works cited in alphabetical order, double space, with the first line of every reference ON the left margin but other lines indented once
The Characterization of the Grandmother in Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”
In this essay, do what you did with the Dee essay: tell how, in this case the Grandmother, is characterized by WHAT SHE SAYS (and you must include an analysis of a variety of the very revealing things she says, using direct quotations of course.
WHAT SHE DOES, and of course there is plenty here from her attempts to have the family vacation to where she wants, to her actions with the children, to her interactions with Red Sammy and, finally, the Misfit.
and WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT HER–this would include the children, perhaps her son, and certainly the Misfit.
Now you do this very carefully and thoroughly but you MUST ADD a minimum of three OUTSIDE SOURCES that you quote at least once each in your essay. These would be articles on the Grandmother, the story, or something to do with what you are doing in the essay. Quote each one a minimum one time each and include a Works Cited page with the sources you use, in alphabetical order and MLA format.