Bora
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Wed Jan 23,2019 06:56 PM

Currently, I am in English A Lit and I am working on my written assignment. I was hoping I could get a couple of opinions on how I could improve my essay and if there's something that I'm missing.
I decided to write my essay on Persepolis and how motifs of culture and religion act as a devil and angel on Marjane's shoulders, guiding her through important and notable decisions. I talk about how the two affect Marji when; she decides she wants to be the last prophet, she repeatedly decides to mouth off her teachers and superiors in school, she decides who she wants to befriend and she decides how she wants to dress and present herself to the public.
Once again, any feedback would be greatly appreciated :)
murka243
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Wed Jan 23,2019 06:58 PM

That sounds great. Maybe emotional development throughout the plot could be of use here.
Bora
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Wed Jan 23,2019 07:05 PM

@ murka243 Thanks for the quick reply and I think that is a really great idea. I was thinking of explaining how the relevant religion and culture made Marjane feel and then elaborating on how Marjane's emotions pushed her to make the decisions she made. Did you have another idea on how to incorporate emotional development or was that it?
k.iara
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Wed Jan 23,2019 07:25 PM

I think what you have so far is great, but just make sure that you don’t stray away from your main goal — literary analysis!! Focus on authorial choices and techniques like symbolism, irony, metaphors, diction, light and dark imagery, etc!
Bora
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Wed Jan 23,2019 11:09 PM

@k.iara thank you, I really appreciate the feedback
murka243
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Thu Jan 24,2019 03:38 AM

@Bora emotional development is actually my extended essay (English A Lang. Lit.)
murka243
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Thu Jan 24,2019 03:40 AM

I meant:
“To what extent did external forces drive the emotional development of this character?”
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