Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
Using your reading of Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee and your viewing of the movie Disgrace, and using these two different pieces of literature as your main site of comparison, write an essay where you define what you believe to be the key difference between absorbing literature through the medium of the written word or absorbing it through visual mediums such as television, film, and theatre. What are the different effects on one’s imagination, intellect, and emotions between reading a book and watching a film about a book? Make an argument for the value of written literature and/or the value of visual literature. Is one better than the other? If so, why? If one is not better than the other, what we to make of the differences between the two forms of experiencing a piece of literature.
Introduction offers a clear evaluative statement of a recent play.
Intro offers a clear list of criteria that the writer used to evaluate the play.
Intro clearly identifies the name of the play, where and when the student watched it.
Intro inspires interest in reading the essay and finds a compelling way to introduce the topic.
Body of the Essay
Paragraphs clearly offer supporting statements (topic sentences) for each of the criteria mentioned in the intro
Paragraphs offer substantial evidence from the play to support both the topic sentences of the paragraphs but also the thesis statement overall.
In-text citation is correct.
Sentences show variety.
Grammatical errors, sentence run-ons or fragments.
Conclusion offers satisfying wrap-up of the ideas offered in both intro and body of the essay.