Research Essay on Pride and Prejudice (OUT OF 25% I REQUIRE 23% TO PASS THE SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS AND ITS MY LAST ATTEMPT….. I SHALL BE VERY THANKFUL IF YOU HELP ME OUT) PLEASE AVOID REPETITION OF WORDS Introduction This research essay of no less than 950 words and no more than 1,000 words contributes 25% toward your final grade for the course. This assignment requires you to use secondary sources. Please note your secondary sources may include the essays in the Criticism section of your Norton Critical edition. You must include at least three secondary sources in your essay. Since you will be using quotations and paraphrases from both your primary source (Pride and Prejudice) and secondary sources (articles and books on Pride and Prejudice), you must include parenthetical in-text citationsafter the quotation in your essay, provide the page number(s) for print sourcesand a Works Cited list. Also, remember to include the Norton Critical edition of Pride and Prejudice in your Works Cited list. Consult Chapter 34, section 34a of the Harbrace Handbook for Canadians for specific instructions about citing particular kinds of sources. If, for example, you quote from one of the essays included in the Criticism section of your Norton edition of Pride and Prejudice, look for the instructions on citing articles or essays first published elsewhere. Whether your research for Assignment 4 is extensive or narrowly focused, remember to avoid turning your essay into a patchwork of quotations from different articles and books. Your thesis should be the controlling feature of your essay. Research Essay Topics Choose just one of the following topics: 1. Discuss the function and importance of letters in Pride and Prejudice. 2. Does Pride and Prejudice reinforce or erode sexist stereotypes of women? 3. Time and space are small in Pride and Prejudice. Discuss the significance of critic Dorothy Van Ghents comment on the novels setting. Instructions Your essay should have three parts: an introductory paragraph, a body containing fully developed paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. Following is a general guide for what to include in each section of your essay. In your introductory paragraph: Introduce Pride and Prejudice and its author. Identify clearly your essay topic. Include a strong thesis statement on the topic. Forecast the main stages of your analysis. In your analysis in the body of your essay: Make effective use of topic sentences to identify the main ideas of your analysis. Support your comments with evidence (paraphrase and direct quotations) from the novel. Explain the significance of each piece of evidence you present as it relates to your thesis. Identify the sources of all your quotations with parenthetical in-text citations. Contribute to your readers understanding of the novel as a whole. In your concluding paragraph: Summarize the main stages of your analysis. Restate your thesis in different words *Quotations count toward the word length, but Works Cited items listed at the end do not.