Instructions Essay #2 Character-Analysis Essay Literature reminds its audience that the critical evaluation of an author’s power to create memorable characters remains a mainstay of a literary study. This conventional, although enlightening, approach often assumes E. M. Forster’s method that assesses characters for flatness, their two dimensionality and resistance to change, or roundness, their three dimensionality and vulnerability to change. All the texts by the following authors reveal round and flat characters of one kind or another: John Updike, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and ZZ Packer. Choose a round or flat figure from one of their stories, and write an essay in which you outline the transformation or stasis that the character experiences. Claim (Thesis). Make a clear, arguable claim that identifies the character under assessment as well as a specific description of the change or lack of change undergone. For example, you might explore the presentation of Updike’s Queenie for how she unchangingly represents order, confidence, and power. Remember that a claim must be debatable and, therefore, requires a strong supply of evidence for demonstration. Development. Assemble enough relevant and richly-detailed evidence to sufficiently backup the claim, and integrate it through a combination of quotations and paraphrases. Moreover, craft an introduction, body, and conclusion to give your essay the shape and focus demanded by its audience as well as give a suitable title. Audience. Attend to your academic audience’s needs. Anticipate its knowledge level, concerns, and values. Cohesion. Deploy words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax (word order) to link the major sections of the text. The sense of cohesion generated should also clarify the relationship between the claim and evidence. Conventions. Such norms include the use of one-inch margins, headers, double-spacing, and Times New Roman or Calibri font size twelve. Review the “Sample Student Argument Paper” (Literature 1786-1788) for a model of how to write/format effectively in this genre and especially for how to cite quotations and create a Works Cited page.