Context: Arthur Millers play The Man Who Had All the Luck presents different individuals who have various ideas about what happiness is while sometimes also encountering obstacles or problems standing the way of achieving happiness.
Assignment: Write an analytical, interpretive essay in which you focus on three or four major elements relative to happiness with respect to one character in the play and explain how and why these elements are significant for this characters happiness, some of the obstacles standing in the way of this character achieving happiness, and, ultimately, whether or not this character you discuss has achieved happiness.
Advance a unified and developed thesis, and support and explain this thesis through well-constructed analytical body paragraphs, as we have been discussing in class.
Constructing the Essay: You should use your work on our previous assignments to help build your essay. In order to construct an effective response to this assignment, you will need to use the elements of analytical college writing we have covered in class thus far.
You will need to: 1) construct an arguable, specific, and complex thesis statement that unifies; 2) create analytical paragraphs that relate to and help develop this thesis (subordination); 3) include and analyze appropriate evidence from the stories in these paragraphs (particularly quotations) to support your claims; 4) develop your paragraphs with sufficient interpretive explanation. Try to do more with less.
Length: aim for 4 pages (typed, double-spaced)