Into the Wild
Themes of Isolation, Minimalism, Alienation
MLA FORMAT, IN-TEXT CITING, WORKS CITED
This is a literary analysis paper–please write in present tense using third person point of view. Be sure to have a thesis focusing on one main theme, aspect of Into the Wild.
Select a topic on one theme covered in IW. Create a thesis which provides a focus claim on one theme (i.e. the results of isolation in our society, the consequences of materialism–sample thesis: Our society has produced individuals who suffer from acute isolation and alienation resulting in dire consequences for all)
OVERVIEW THE AUTHOR’S MAIN POINTS. DETAIL POINTS LEADING UP TO MCCANDLESS’ DEMISE. IN ADDITION, ANALYZE AND DISCUSS HOW CHRIS MCCANDLESS IS A VICTIM OF SOCIETY.
USE APPROPRIATE LITERARY ANALYSIS FORMAT (THIRD PERSON OBJECTIVE POINT OF VIEW AND PRESENT VERB TENSE). INCLUDE AT LEAST 2 RELIABLE OUTSIDE SOURCES (including at least one scholarly journal source and not Wikipedia), NOT INCLUDING THE BOOK. BE SURE TO PARAPHRASE AND USE SOURCES CORRECTLY TO AVOID PLAGIARISM. PAPERS NOT FULFILLING A MINIMUM OF FOUR PAGES OF MEANINGFUL CONTENT WILL RECEIVE A FAILING GRADE.
PAPER WILL BE GRADED USING PREVIOUS RUBRIC CONSISTING OF EFFECTIVE FOCUS, DEVELOPMENT, ORGANIZATION, AND STYLE AS WELL AS USE OF STANDARD WRITTEN ENGLISH.
Into the Wild