This essay is an argument essay that will focus on Cora, the main character in t
This essay is an argument essay that will focus on Cora, the main character in the novel The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Topic: Essay 3: The Hero’s Journey Joseph Campbell theorizes that throughout history, all heroes in literature undergo stages in their journeys and have factors that determine whether they succeed or fail. Overall, do you believe Cora succeeded in her quest? State your position on this question, and identify three factors in Cora’s journey that were the most critical in terms of her success or failure. Thesis Statement guidelines:
The Thesis Statement for this essay should include three main ideas: the topic, your position, andreasons for your position.
In this essay, the topic is Cora.
Your position is whether you think Cora succeeded or not.
Your reasons are the factors that affected her success/failure.
Sample Thesis Statement:
“Cora succeeded in her quest for freedom because she accepted the call to adventure, she received aid along the way, and she became transformedin the process.”
Include a paragraph of refutationthat presents and refutes the opposing side’s views. Refer to the Refutation page for a sample refutation paragraph and guidelines. Your refutation paragraph might begin with a sentence like: “Some people argue that Cora did not succeed in her quest because she did not return to her known world (the plantation).” Explain the opposing side’s argument.
Then present your counterargument to refute the opposing position.
Sources: You must use at leastthree different outside sources: REQUIRED: The Underground Railroad, plus
“The Hero’s Journey,” Another of our course readings/videos, or
An outside source.
Identify all sources using MLA documentation format. Refer to MLA In-Text Citations and MLA Works Cited Pages for correct formats.