Wu Song Fights Tiger
Paper details Short essay: You are required to write a short close-reading essay (double-spaced, 4pp). It should be a close reading of a single text. It should not be a plot summary or an introduction on the author. Nor should it merely be your general opinion of the text. Rather than providing an impressionistic account of whether you like the text or its characters, you should narrow your focus and be selective and interrogative. You may focus on a repeated scene, a recurring image, a problematic character, or an unreliable narrator. Pay close attention to the relationship between what is said and how it is said. Your essay should have a clear topic and a coherent argument. It should be well organized and grammatically correct. The sources of citations should come from the text I provide.