English 1102
Topic for Essay 3
Due March 6 by 3:30 p.m. Send as a Word document e-mail attachment to rhendric@westga.edu
Please note the new due date.

Option 1.
Rewrite your second essay shifting the emphasis away from a character analysis to a plot analysis.  While some of the material in your earlier essay might still be useful (after all, character often drives plot), remember that the purpose of a plot analysis is to identify the major conflict in the story or play (as well as any significant minor conflicts) and discuss how the conflict is embodied in the characters and intensified through key scenes to a climax and a resolution.  Finally the analysis should lead to conclusions about the meaning of the work.  Remember, you are writing a plot analysis, not a plot summary.

Your essay should be 1,000 words in length, typed, double spaced, in MLA format.  Refer to the grading criteria on the online syllabus.

Option 2
If you prefer to start from scratch, you may write your plot analysis of any of the following works.  "The Necklace," "The Story of an Hour," "Trifles," "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," or "The Masque of the Red Death."