I have chosen you to do this order as you did the previous one as well and you kind of know already what to write. Now the title is To what extent do you agree with the view that women are considered as independent in realist plays . The plays are the same- A Dolls House and Riders to the Sea. As it is a comparative essay so every point made must be compared to the other playwright. An important thing we have been told is to talk about audience s reaction to these women- how the audience perceived Maurya and Nora when the play was first performed and how it is perceived now. Something to bear in mind is that these plays and playwrights are coming from two very different cultural traditions, and this will impact the representations (THIS IS IMPORTANT) When talking about women in A Doll s House, the following bullet points must be considered and shown somehow in the essay: Modernism The well-made play- does Ibsen accept/reject the structure of a well-made play and how does this link to the argument 19th century popular dramatic forms REALISM Ibsen often called the father of realism – how does this link to the essay and the main argument- THIS IS VITAL Naturalism-Emile Zola (1840-1902), French novelist and playwright ???Influence of Darwin and science ??? Free will does not exist; all actions are determined by external forces (heredity, environment, etc.) Determinism Role of women in 19th century Femininity and Masculinity- private and public spheres A Doll s House contemporary reception THERE ARE TWO ARTICLES WHICH WE WERE TOLD TO READ IN RELATION TO IBSEN AND THESE MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE ARGUMENT SOMEHOW. THEY ARE: Ibsen and Feminism by Gail Finney Naturalism on the Stage by Emile Zola When talking about women in Riders to the Sea, the following bullet points must be considered and shown somehow in the essay: What kind of Irish woman is Maurya The representation of women THERE ARE TWO ARTICLES WHICH WE WERE TOLD TO READ IN RELATION TO SYNGE AND THESE MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE ARGUMENT SOMEHOW.THEY ARE: The Shadow of the Glen and Riders to the Sea by Oona Frawley Synge and Gender by Susan Cannon Harris As I am paying for this order to be at the standard of a 1st, below is a list of everything that is to expected from my University in an assignment of the standard of a 1st. Precise focus on themes and concepts relevant to the argument being developed; the use of these shows intellectual engagement; there is acknowledgement of the wider context in which they are located coupled with a recognition of the scope of the assignment. Original close textual analysis and imaginative interpretation of dramatic texts. The analyses of the texts are informed by relevant and specific critical perspectives which have clearly been understood. Discussion should engage critically with these perspectives. Ideas are logically organised, creating a clear, fully developed argument. Argument is compelling and persuasive throughout. Suggests work has been planned, drafted and redrafted extensively. Relevant historical, cultural and social contexts are explained accurately and they inform the interpretation of the literary texts. Knowledge of these contexts is supported by reference to secondary sources. Uses a wide-selection of appropriate secondary sources that address different aspects of the discussion (e.g. literary, theoretical, historical, social). Sustained engagement demonstrates that the arguments of these sources have clearly been understood and interrogated. Quotation is precise, succinct and integrated into the discussion. In-text quotations are consistently correctly referenced and are set out accurately. An accurate reference list appears at the end of the essay. Writing is accurate and error free; sentences are grammatically constructed and punctuation used correctly. Ideas are expressed in a confident and engaging manner. The writing style is scholarly but accessible and appropriate for this artefact. The writing is eloquent and expressive. VITAL INFORMATION Below is one of the comments from my tutor on the previous order which you did and you must make sure is done properly this timeHi Aqsa, Thanks for this. These two plays will work well together in an essay for comparison. You still haven t quite developed an argument, and this is reflected in your introduction which is fairly general. At the moment, you are describing the representation of women and the audiences reactions, but this isn t an argument. To develop this into an argument, you need to put forward your own position on the topic. THERE MUST BE A STRONG ARGUMENT THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OF THE ESSAY.In the introduction the argument must be stated which outlines the position, how you are going to defend your topic. We have been told to avoid description and be analytical. Moreover, whilst making different points, there must be a thesis/main point goes back to the main argument. We have been told to think about PEEL where P=Point, E=Evidence, E=Explain, L=Link to argument. This must be included in every point. Also, please can you not talk about Ibsen and then Synge which you did in the previous order. Can you make a point on Ibsen and then compare it to Synge. For example, in one paragraph talk about how Nora is or is not considered as independent in the realist play and then compare her to Maurya in the next paragraph.