Analysis of A Film or Television Program Critical Essay
Critical Essay (3-page max)
The critical essay is your analysis of a film or television program. This essay is NOT a review. You should assume the reader has seen the work you are discussing; do not include a plot summary. This essay is similar to what you would write in an English literature or film history course. It is your analysis of any aspect(s) of the work you have selected: the use of design, composition, color, lighting, sound, etc. as it relates to social observation or commentary, moral or philosophical elements, psychological aspects or relationships of the characters, dramatic structure, etc.
Before starting to work on this assignment, please let me know what film or television program will you be using to write about.
Answer the questions from the reading
Please answer the 2 questions A&B about the reading that are provided below. Your work will be checked for originality.
There is no upper limit to how many words you write, however you must write a minimum of 500 words total.
Answer the questions as well as you can. The goal is to demonstrate that you have done the readings carefully. The better you demonstrate your genuine engagement with the readings, the better your grade will be.
Please remember to use quotes from the readings in your answer. When you insert a quote from the readings, don’t forget to note exactly where the quote comes from. Please use footnotes or endnotes, and include the author, title, and page number of the source of your quote.
Do not copy and paste! Do not paraphrase! Please CITE!!!!!!!!!!
A.Read the following :
Qiu Miaojin, Last Words from Montmartre plus “Afterword” (trans. Ari Heinrich).
Content warning: This book treats questions of death, depression, and ending of one’s life.
Answer the following questions: List five things about Qiu’s novel that you appreciated or enjoyed, and five things that made you uncomfortable or that you did not like. Would you feel differently about the novel if it was written by your best friend? What would be different if Qiu wrote the novel today? If you were going to write a novel about your experience of life at a foreign university, what would you write?
Chen Xue, “Searching for the Lost Wings of the Angel,” trans. Fran Martin, in Angelwings: Contemporary Queer Fiction from Taiwan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003: 167-189.