Write a paper in which you engage in a thorough interpretation of a theme or idea listed in the topic ideas given below.
Pick the banned book—“Monster” by Walter Dean Myers. Once you’ve chosen the book, read it and analyze it for the following;
d. Life lesson taught in the work.
e. Finally, I want to know why “experts” believed the book should be banned. Use research to support your findings.
The e key to this assignment is developing an original thesis statement regarding your
choice. Make sure to structure your paper with a series of topic sentences that directly connect back to this thesis statement. Then use your own textual analysis as well as
research (i.e. literary criticism) to investigate and ultimately “prove” your thesis.