The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber-Analysing the gender roles meaning, Hemingway’s concept of masculinity in his short stories:

Analysing the gender roles meaning, Hemingway’s concept of masculinity in his short stories:

 

  • “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” (gender roles are reversed here, harry is frustration about this, how does this support the idea?)
  • “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” (His quest to become a “real/ideal” man. What is a “real/ideal” man?)
  • “Hills Like White Elephants” (strong presentation Hemingway’s concept of masculinity, tries to convince the girl by oversimplifying the operation, relentlessly pushes her to have it, lacks the sympathy and understanding. In contrast, the girl is less assertive and persuasive. She is nameless ( how does this affect/ support the idea and the understating), helpless, confused, and indecisive. )

 

You can find the stories here: https://theteacherscrate.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/the-complete-short-stories-of-ernest-hemingway-ernest-hemingway.pdf

 

Analyse:

  • How men and women are portrayed. Examples and quotes from the stories.
  • Focus on the man
  • The ideal man? Expectations? Examples and quotes from the stories to support the idea/ theory.
  • The men and women’s behaviour, how it supports the theory of the Ideal man. Examples and quotes from the stories to support the idea/ theory.
  • The relationship between men and woman and how this effects and support the idea/ theory . Examples and quotes from the stories.
  • How this affects the general understanding/meaning of the stories.

 

I want my thesis statement to be be about this theme, something about Hemingway’s concept of masculinity or the” ideal man”. Can be a question asell.

 

Do not forget to discuss the author’s style, The Iceberg Theory and how it shapes / affect / support the meaning / the theme etc.

Contrasts, symbols, languages, imagery, development, narrative / structure, characterization, tone / mood, repetition, motif, etc … (“Appreciation of writer’s choices”)

This can be done as an integral part of a larger reasoning, and does not need to be isolated points (for example, how the writing style reinforces the conflict you are discussing)

 

I want the essay to be written in APA style, not to exide more than 1,400 words (4 pages), and if you use the internet to help you with the analysation, do not use more than 4 references.

IB Written assignment Rubric (SL and HL)

 

Criterion B: Knowledge and understanding

            How effectively has the student used the topic and the essay to show knowledge and understanding of the chosen work?

 

Marks Level descriptor
0 The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
1-2 The essay shows some knowledge but little understanding of the work used for the assignment.
3-4 The essay shows knowledge and understanding of, and some insight into, the work used for the assignment.
5-6 The essay shows detailed knowledge and understanding of, and perceptive insight into, the work used for the assignment.

 

 

Criterion C: Appreciation of the writer’s choices

            To what extent does the student appreciate how the writer’s choices of form, structure, technique and style shape meaning?

 

Marks Level descriptor
0 The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
1-2 There is some mention, but little appreciation, of the ways in which language, structure, technique and style shape meaning.
3-4 There is adequate appreciation of the ways in which language, structure, technique and style shape meaning.
5-6 There is excellent appreciation of the ways in which language, structure, technique and style shape meaning.

 

 Criterion D: Organization and development

            How effectively have the ideas been organized, and how well are references to the works integrated into the development of ideas?

            NOTE:  The word limit for the essay is 1,200-1,500 words.  If the word limit is exceeded, 2 marks will be deducted.

 

Marks Level descriptor
0 The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
1 There is some attempt to organize ideas, but little use of examples from the works used.
2 Ideas are superficially organized and developed, with some integrated examples from the works used.
3 Ideas are adequately organized and developed, with appropriately integrated examples from the works used.
4 Ideas are effectively organized and developed, with well-integrated examples from the works used.
5 Ideas are persuasively organized and developed, with effectively integrated examples from the works used.

 

 

Criterion E: Language

            How clear, varied and accurate is the language?

            How appropriate is the choice of register, style and terminology?  (“Register” refers, in this context, to the student’s use of elements such as

vocabulary, tone, sentence structure and terminology appropriate to the task.)

 

Marks Level descriptor
0 The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
1 Language is rarely clear and appropriate; there are many errors in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction, and little sense of register and style.
2 Language is sometimes clear and carefully chosen; grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction are fairly accurate, although errors and inconsistencies are apparent; the register and style are to some extent appropriate to the task.
3 Language is clear and carefully chosen, with an adequate degree of accuracy in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction, despite some lapses; register and style are mostly appropriate to the task.
4 Language is clear and carefully chosen, with a good degree of accuracy in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction; register and style are consistently appropriate to the task.
5 Language is very clear, effective, carefully chosen and precise, with a high degree of accuracy in grammar, vocabulary and sentence construction; register and style are effective and appropriate to the task.

 

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