Topic: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
Final Exam Essay: Human Nature & Critical Lens Research Paper
In the novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz, how can the reader apply a critical lens (historical, biographical, feminist, gender/sexuality, queer theory, critical race) and research about the use of language, history, or science-fiction references in order to explain how Diaz conveys a universal theme about human nature through the lens and the means of research.
Your thesis should include a universal theme and a statement about how the lens and research contribute to Diaz conveying this theme. I encourage you to repeat language from the prompt in your thesis.
TNR, 12 pt. font, double spaced
MLA & Works Cited, all correct or it is incorrect
IN-TEXT CITATIONS: in total at least 9 from the 4 sources (see break down #5-6 below), you might need more to adequately prove your point, this is the bare minimum.
At least 6 textual quotations from Oscar Wao
OUTSIDE SOURCES: At least 3 in-text citations from THREE outside legitimate research sources (at least 1 in-text citation from each outside source):
One Source: Defines your lens.
Second & Third Sources: are about the use of language, history, or science-fiction references. (ie. Encyclopedia Britannica, Oxford English Dictionary, interviews with the author, historical reference books, science-fiction texts, scholarly essays about Oscar Wao or bilingualism in literature, etc.).