Character Analysis of Jackson Jackson from “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie.
Prompt: Write an analysis of a key character in a literary work. Focus on two or three key actions of that character. Discuss the character’s motivations and decisions in terms you can support with clear evidence from a critical reading of the text. Consider whether this character’s actions fit together or contradict each other. You may also want to consider whether or not any other characters in the story are aware of this conflict, and if so, how they influence the character you are writing about.
In your paper
Create a detailed introduction that contains a thesis that offers a debatable claim based on one of the prompts on the list.
Apply critical thought by analyzing the primary source you selected from the approved List of Literary Works. Avoid summary and personal reflection.
Develop body paragraphs that contain clear topic sentences and examples that support the argument.
Write a conclusion that reaffirms the thesis statement and includes a summary of the key ideas in essay.
Apply your knowledge of literary elements and other concepts in your response to the prompt. Reference the list of literary elements found in Week Two of the course and discussion forums.
Incorporate research from the primary and secondary sources.