Format: MLA format. Double-space the text of your paper, & use Times New Roman. The font size should be 12 pt. Leave only one space after periods or other punctuation marks. Set the margins of your document to 1-inch on all sides. Indent the first line of paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin (MLA recommends that you use the Tab key as opposed to pushing the Space Bar five times). Number all pages consecutively in the upper right-hand corner. Include your last name with the numbering.
Length: 900-1,000 words.
Citation: Include in-text citations & a Works Cited page. This assignment requires a minimum of 1 source (The movie).
Prompt: Watch the film Pleasantville & make an engaged, detailed, argument about a character, action, theme, or textual matter by deconstructing it. I dont want a large-scale vague reading of the film, i.e., Pleasantville is about social conflict, or its about siblings trapped inside a television show, and the like. While such arguments may or may not be true, and the paper might at some point say such things, those claims alone are not particular or interesting enough to be theses. Instead, begin your essay with a paradox of the film. Use the appearance/reality strategy to uncover some of the films paradoxes. As youre deconstructing Pleasantville, you may want to focus on the role that men & women play in the film.Tags: movie