Plot Summary – Kindred by Octavia Butler
This is the first step in preparation for my research paper. It is the Plot Summary based on the novel: Kindred, by Octavia Butler.
You will need more than to just use Wikipedia and spark notes. This class is also checked highly for plagiarism, so please make sure it is clear of that!
Instructions: 550 words:
Summarize the action of the book. Then describe the literary elements in the texts. Who was the protagonist? Who or what was the antagonist? What was the setting, geographical, historical, and/or political? What sets the story in motion? What was the conflict? (How) was it resolved? How is the story told? (For example, through letters, through flashbacks, etc.)
In your essay, you should also include any patterns that you identified or any re-occurring objects/colors/words. Note any questions that you have about the text. Does the text remind you of any other texts?
You will need to use the appropriate literary vocabulary (as discussed in class and in any course materials posted online). As with all critical writing, you will need to include brief, but meaningful passages from the text (that you will cite correctly using your ENG 101 and 102 knowledge) as evidence and/or examples.
Before you submit:
– Is your work in MLA format? Is your work in paragraph form?
– Does it adhere to standard conventions of grammar and syntax?
– Have you proofread and spellchecked?
– Have you read the directions and followed them?
– Is your attachment a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .odt file?
– Is it plagiarism-FREE ?