write an essay 215
6 pages Double Space MLA
Read everything carefully Do your very best on this
These 2 books below is what you must use in your essay
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America
Twilight Los Angeles, 1992
Blurring Boundaries between Fact and Fiction: Assessing the Treatment
You will examine what stylistic and technical devices Leovy uses in representing the issues discussed in Ghettoside and deciding whether the style obscures or illuminates the audienceâ€™s view of the subject itself. In addition, you will examine Leovyâ€™s selections regarding the available historical record. What did she emphasize, downplay, or omit? Are these choices ethically justifiable or irresponsible? As you interrogate the text, you’ll narrow your focus to a single issue handled by Leovy and determine whether her handling is ethical or not and why.
It is likely that you will need to research the background of the area that is Leovyâ€™s focus (historically called South Central Los Angeles, now called South Los Angeles, perhaps soon to be called SOLA). In addition to referencing Leovy, you are required to consult at least FIVE other sources in your research. In consulting these other reports on the same issue, you can achieve some critical distance from your subject. You will then be in a better position than you would otherwise be to gauge the veracity of the account you are analyzing.
In a 6 page essay, analyze the representational techniques used by Leovy. Since the stylistic techniques of any representation necessarily distort, or fictionalize, the original subject to some degree, decide whether or not this work nevertheless represents the letter and spirit of its subject faithfully. Overall, do you find the treatment of the subject to be ethical â€“ i.e., fair-minded and accurate in what, in your judgment, are the important points?
In your discussion, please note and articulate if pertinent, the gray area implied in your task. Some works are literally accurate, yet somehow miss the boat on rendering the spirit of the whole. Other works treat the spirit of the subject with superb panache, but gloss over factual details to do so.
- Your paper must have a clear, focused, and contentious thesis.
- You need to consult (and cite on a Works Cited page) a minimum of FIVE secondary sources for your essay (Not included 2 books) and you must be very careful to cite any direct or indirect quotation of the material, any paraphrase of it, or any use of its ideas in internal parenthetical citations in the paper. In addition, at least one source from our class must be included in your paper and put to serious work. Do not use this text as window dressing.
- For your outline ,In 1-2 paragraphs. Let’s hear your finalized thesis statements for our paper here as well as the main counterargument to those thesis statements, and some of your contributing points. Also, give 2 feedback for your classmates’s thesis.