Compare and contrast the film version of The Great Gatsby
with the written version of This Side of Paradise.
The 1974 version is available in sections on YouTube
but there is also a 2000 made-for-television version, and of course the
The choice is yours, but keep in mind that you will need a
strong debatable thesis to guide this essay.
You may want to focus on
specific elements, such as comparing two characters or the varying
The final project should show evidence of careful and
thoughtful development of the subject with attention to appropriate
depth and detail. The project should be clear, coherent, and well
organized. It should be free of errors that hinder meaning and free of
You will need to incorporate many aspects of the novel
to prove your case. Be sure to look at issues such as imagery, dialect,
social and cultural influences, andpoint of view, among others.
Your essays should be in MLA Style and approximately 500-750 words,
not including the Work(s) Cited page. As with most academic writing,
this essay should be written in third person. Please avoid both first
person (I, we, our, etc.) and second person (you, your).
In the upper left-hand corner of the paper, place your name, the
professor’s name, the course name, and the due date for the assignment
on consecutive lines. Double space your information from your name
onward, and don't forget a title. All papers should be in Times New
Roman font with 12-point type with one-inch margins all the way around
your paper. All paragraph indentations should be indented five spaces
(use the tab key) from the left margin. All work is to be left
justified. When quoting lines in literature, please research the proper
way to cite short stories, plays, or poems.
You should use the online APUS library to look for scholarly
sources. Be careful that you don’t create a "cut and paste" paper of
information from your various sources. Your ideas are to be new and
freshly constructed. Also, take great care not to plagiarize.
In order to be accepted, your essay must score a 27 or lower on the
Turnitin report. Any essay with a score higher than that, and any essay
containing plagiarism, will be returned graded zero. "Forgetting" to
cite is not an excuse for plagiarism.
The grading rubric is attached to this assignment.