final essay

Address the following in a written essay:  Choose ONE topic.  (not a compare/ contrast.  Just choose one story and discuss only that story)

  • “A Jury of Her Peers” describes a subtle transformation in the attitudes of Martha Hale and Mrs. Peters. What techniques does Glaspell use to show this transformation and to directly emotionally impact the reader? 


  •  In “The Lottery,” Jackson spends a great deal of time discussing the current ceremony and objects versus the previous and/or intended traditions. Why do you think this transformation is important?  

    Essay Requirements:

    • Must be formatted according to current MLA standards (Left name block, double space, page numbers, etc.). Use Times New Roman 12 pt font.  
    • Submit as a Word or PDF document only.  
    • Must be 500-750  words in length excluding the Works Cited page. 
    • No first or second person  (no “I, you, we, us, me”)  Use third person (“they, them, a person, one”)  
    • Must include a clear thesis statement in your introductory paragraph.  
    • Use essay formatting, including an introduction paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and conclusion. Each point in your body must point back to and support your thesis statement.  
    • Utilize two (2) secondary literary scholarly source.   (use JSTOR or UC Library)
    • Must contain two (2) direct quotes from the Glaspell or Jackson essay.  
    • Must contain two (2) direct quotes from each secondary source.  
    • Quotations must be no longer than 2-3 lines.  
    • Must properly cite the quotes within the text.  
    • Must properly cite the sources in the Works Cited.  
    • You will be graded on your ability to properly format the essay, the organization of the essay, grammar and punctuation, and your ability to support your points with primary and secondary sources.