My first draft was lacking in all areas, but that sort of gives me an idea of what and where I can improve. I want to narrow down on a more specific topic. I know I want to write about Bartleby, but I don’t know exactly where I want to start. I keep asking myself so what and I get stuck and throw my idea out. I also have to make sure I don’t summarize, as my lovely friend Erick pointed out in our peer reviews. That might be hard, considering the fact that this is a story, but I guess what I can do is try to analyze the words more often. I really want to use the R.E.A.L.M. method Professor Kaufman showed us, I feel like that might be able to help me stay on track.
I want to be able to analyze the characters of Bartleby and the narrator as a parallel to their symbolic representations of Jesus and God, respectively like we went over in class. But, explaining that isn’t enough, I know my thesis has to answer the question of so what and even more to the point “why”. I want to focus on both of their behaviors and how it relates to what they are representing but I also want to make sure my thesis is relevant to this comparison. I kind of want this to be like an epiphany inspiring paper, and I want my readers to think to themselves “OHHHHHH!” Hopefully, I can do that.
Quotes have also been a major problem for me but I think there are enough that are just waiting to be picked like apples ready for harvest