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For the first unit, your assignment will be to write a summary of and response to one of the essays we read about The Dark Knight. In your essay, you should assume that your reader is familiar with The Dark Knight, but unfamiliar with the essay that you are summarizing and responding to. After briefly introducing the overall topic in an introductory paragraph, your essay will include two major sections: a summary and a response. A paragraph at the conclusion of the essay will restate your thesis and apply your ideas to a broader context.
Steps in the process:
1. Choose one of the following essays for your response:
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“The Dark Knight and the Evilness of Evil” by Ashley Cocksworth “The Exceptional Darkness of The Dark Knight” by Todd McGowan
“What do you believe in? Film scholarship and the cultural politics of the Dark Knight franchise” by Martin Fradley
Length: 700-900 words ( 2 1⁄2 – 4 pages)
Turning in your work: Along with your final essay, turn in the annotation and the outline you have made about the article you are responding to, and any process work you have done while writing this essay. Compile all components of the essay into one Word document, and upload to BeaconLearning (directions to follow).