First Essay Instructions

Write a 5 paragraph essay about ONE of the two films watched in class. Remember that the introductory paragraph should include the topic that you are going to discuss. Mention the title of the film when needed and the names of the characters. Be specific and provide examples from both the text and the film. The essay should be printed and brought to class on  (TTh class) February 21 (MW class) February 27.

  1. Compare and contrast the novella Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption to Frank Darabont’s film of the same name. Consider addition or elimination of characters, symbols, character development, plot events, themes. Do the changes in the film enhance or detract from the story?
  2. Million Dollar Baby is a film in favor of euthanasia. Was the film convincing in the way it presents the problem and its solution? What would you have done if you were Frankie?

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