week 8 reading analysis of a very old man with enormous wings.
Reading Responseâ€”Submitted to Canvasâ€”300-500 words
Due Date: Friday, 28 February
Your task for this assignment is to conduct a short analysis of Gabriel Garcia Marquezâ€™s â€œA Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.â€ By â€œanalysis,â€ I mean a close reading in which you attempt to answer the following questions:
What was Marquezâ€™s purpose in writing this story?
- What major theme (i.e. idea)â€”or themesâ€”was he trying to explore?
- What is his major claim about this theme(s)?
Your response should focus on specific elements of the story (please refer to the major components of narrative as outlined in the â€œcomponents of literary analysisâ€ lecture from week 1). You are required to discuss at least two of the following elements of Kafkaâ€™s story:
- Setting and atmosphere
- Plot and narrative structure
- Point-of-view and narrative style
- Style and language
- Historical background
Your analyses should be written in MLA style: 1-inch margins, 12-pt. font in a simple style (such as Calibri), and double-spaced, and page numbers in the upper-right-hand corner of the page. In the upper-left-hand corner of the first page, include the following information: your name, the instructorâ€™s name, the course number and section, the date, and the word count. You are required to include in-text citations and a work-cited page with your response!!!