Reading Sure Thing Need Help With Drama Essays
1. Apply elements of analyzing the message in a piece of drama.
2. Create a thesis statement to focus the paper.
3. Apply elements of works cited formatting.
4. Apply the elements of characterization to a piece of drama.
5. Create a characterization of one of the main characters in a play.
Develop three essays to respond to questions listed in the assignment.
Since drama is a visual medium, the reader must pay more attention to the actions as well as the dialogue of the
characters. Take the time to read the plays more slowly, noting the author’s notes and asides that set the scenes
and indicate the actors’ movements. Let the play unfold in your mind’s eye. Feel the emotion the actions identify.
1. A character analysis of Mrs. Wright based on the guidance offered on pp. 440-441 (I uploaded a pic of the guidance)
in response to question #4 (question below). Use citations and back up
your opinions with evidence. Include drafts and a works
cited page for the play. Include in-text citations
for material you quote from the play.
Question: We never see Mrs. Wright on stage. Nevertheless, by the end of Trifles we know a great deal about her.
Explain both what we know about her-physical cal characteristics, habits, interests, personality, life before her
marriage and after-and how we know these things.
After reading “Sure Thing” answer either question 1 or 3 on p. 461.
Include in-text citations for material you quote from the play.
1.: Does Sure Thing have a plot? Does it follow the traditional formula
of a beginining, a middle, and an end? (The conventional advice to
“Get your guy up a tree, throw rocks at him, and get
him down.”) Is there an ending, a resolution, or do you think the play
could go on and on? Please explain.
3. After reading “Andre’s
Mother” answer #1 or #3 on p. 739. Include in-text citations for the
material you quote from the play.
1.: Andre’s Mother doesn’t speak in the play, but we learn something
about her through Cal’s words, and something more through the
description in the final stage direction. In a paragraph, characterize Andre’s Mother.
***As for the in-text citations just put the author last name no numbers, I will use my book for the number. The website’s I provide is just the plays word from word just like my book for my class.