This literary analysis essay assignment can be used with ANY NOVEL! The prompt directs students to analyze the development of a single theme in the novel. The prompt includes clear directions and a short brainstorming activity to assist students in organizing their ideas.
This essay requires students to analyze how different aspects of the literature (setting, plot, conflict, etc) impact the theme's development. It also requires students to use textual citations as evidence for their analysis.
An easy-to-use rubric is included, which grades students on the introduction (15 pts), body paragraphs (50 pts), conclusion (15 pts), organization (10 pts), and mechanics (10 pts) for a total score out of 100 pts.