Writing Requirements All of the following will be assessed in this FINAL essay of the course, so please make sure to be careful in its construction. Proofread, edit, and make changes BEFORE uploading the essay. Be sure to check the: Introduction that starts with an engaging “attention grabber” and ends with an intriguing, argumentative and assertive thesis statement (claim and rationale). Proper construction and development of paragraphs that begin with solid topic sentences and end with smooth transitions. All paragraphs should be NO LESS than EIGHT sentences and be balanced. When including textual evidence within the body paragraphs, students will need to execute the Triple I Method OR the Five Steps of Quoting. Textual Evidence Requirements and Limitations (READ CAREFULLY) Textual Evidence SUPORTS, PROVES AND ILLUSTRATES the Argument. Things We Lost from the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enriquez Choose TWO stories from the following list: “The Dirty Kid”, “The Inn”, “The Intoxicated Years”, “Adela’s House”, “An Invocation of the Big-Eared Runt” and “Spiderweb” Use TWO “in-text” quotes (3-4 lines) per chosen story. AND Choose TWO stories from the following list: “End of Term”, “No Flesh over Our Bones”, “The Neighbor’s Courtyard”, “Under the Black Water”, “Green Red Orange” and “Things We Lost in the Fire” Use TWO “in-text” quotes (3-4 lines) per chosen story. Within the essay, I should see EIGHT parenthetical citations with Enriquez. Ex. (Enriquez 112) AND The Route of Ice and Salt by José Luis Zárate Use FIVE “in-text” quotes (3-4 lines) from the novella with the essay. Within the essay, I should see FIVE parenthetical citations with Zárate. Ex. (Zárate 112) AND FOUR SECONDARY SOURCES – ONE “in-text” quote (4 complete lines) per source. The secondary sources utilized for the essay MUST BE scholarly journal articles, and ideally, the sources used for the Annotated Bibliography. Thoughtful conclusion that emphasizes an important point that you could not elaborate on enough as a full body paragraph, but that you want to leave your reader to think about. THE RESEARCH PROJECT QUESTION What to critically think about: Things We Lost in the Fire: Stories by Mariana Enriquez and The Route of Ice and Salt by José Luis Zárate are both works of fiction in translation. The texts were originally written in Spanish, Enriquez from Argentina and Zárate from Mexico. Reading the multi-layered, multi-generational stories of Enriquez and the daring, dark, forbidden desire within Zárate’s novella, consider WHY theses modes of story-telling and re-telling are effective in the 21st-century, especially for taboo subjects. What to answer: Identifying FOUR socio-cultural taboos* that Enriquez and Zárate collectively confront within their literature, argue why these texts “humanize” the issues chosen, rather than vilify them? Explain and be specific. For the conclusion, you may want think, does this “humanization” have anything to do that the writers are not from out of the country? Why or why not? After all, don’t forget these are works in translation. *Socio-cultural taboos = Forbidden issues/themes that not only are you not supposed to talk about, but not even think about. Furthermore, make sure they, the socio-cultural taboos are rooted in Argentina and Mexico, as that gives you the context of Enriquez’s and Zárate’s daring.