Literary Analysis of And the Shadows Took Him

Perform a close read and analysis of And the Shadows Took Him and produce an analytical paper.
You must choose a single theme for your paper to focus on. You will
explain the significance of this theme to the development of the identity of a main character.
Your paper should directly cite (through direct quotation, paraphrase, or
summary, as appropriate) a minimum of 4 specific scenes that demonstrate/support your claim. Each example should be supported with critical thinking that explains the significance of the scene as is relates to your ideas. In your conclusion make a final statement that clearly identifies why what has been shown in your essay is important to
the meaning of the novel.


In the most literal sense I am your audience. In a more general sense readers of the book
are your audience. You should assume that the reader of your paper is familiar with the
text and does not require you to summarize excessively. You should quote directly from
the text knowing your reader will be able to contextualize the situation, but do not assume
the reader shares your interpretation of the text. Your thesis should make a clear arguable
claim that identifies the theme you are addressing and why it is significant.

Your paper must:
be a minimum of 3 full pages
be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman 12pt font
be formatted according to MLA style
use MLA style guidelines for in-text citations and Works Cited page
be written using strictly an academic, third-person point-of-view.

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