Take-Home Exam November 2017
Choose ONE of the key words below and develop an essay around the word you
have chosen in relation to Coetzee’s “Disgrace”. • transition • power • gaze • redemption
Your essay should convince your readers of the validity of your analysis of Coetzee’s novel. In your essay you should demonstrate how the author builds his narrative around the “key word” you have chosen (to justify your argument you may like to consider the author’s use of literary elements or techniques such as setting, characterization, symbolism, point of view/narrative voice, dialogue) and what messages he might be conveying to his readers.
You should support your arguments with specific and sound examples and quotes from the novel. Please make sure the introduction of your essay has a clear thesis statement reflecting both your overall claim and the controlling ideas to support your claim. In addition, make sure the body paragraphs have topic sentences reflecting the controlling ideas in your thesis statement. Your conclusion should reinforce your thesis. Draw a general conclusion. Leaving the reader with something to think about is always a good idea. Don’t forget to craft a good title for your essay. Word count: 900-1000 words Spacing: 1,5 line spacing Deadline Electronic version: SU Course Submission December 1, 2017 11 pm. The electronic version on SU Course is the version that will be graded.
Hard copy: This is only for practical reasons. The electronic version on SU Course is the version that will be graded. You can submit the printouts in class. Section A: December 4, 2017 Section B: December 7, 2017.
HUM 261 Take-Home Exam Coetzee’s Disgrace
Date Published: 29 November, 2017