Quotation and Interpretation
Write an interpretive essay that analyzes literature from the perspective of a quotation. In your essay, interpret the quotation and explain how it applies to literature you have read. Support your viewpoint with evidence from a variety of literary texts that you have read. Include precise language and literary terms.The quote is-“That’s what literature is. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!”The interpretation -In the quotation from Passage, Connie Willis states that literature is a way for authors from the past to communicate with readers of today. We can read their stories, books, and other texts to learn lessons about life. Willis refers to these lessons as messages “from beyond the grave.” Willis has a favorable viewpoint about the timelessness of literature.My Outline -IntroductionQuotation and interpretationThesisFirst TextReason and ConnectionSupporting Evidence/CommentarySecond TextReason and ConnectionSupporting Evidence/CommentaryThird TextReason and ConnectionSupporting Evidence/CommentaryConclusionEvidence: I need to find supporting evidence from “The Tragedy of Julies Caesar” , “The Waters of Babylon”, and “A Doll’s House”.