Use a variety of contextual, theoretical, and argument sources to produce an insightful argument about the meaning, function, and significance of a specific “monstrous” element of a film of your selection. You should aim to explore a specific interpretive or intellectual problem evident in the film by closely analyzing the film itself and critically engaging with existing arguments about the film and theoretical “conversations” related to the film. Your essay should show familiarity with the work of experts and all sources should be documented using the MLA in-text citation method. A strong essay of this sort typically draws on no fewer than seven (7) sources.
In other words, you will be attempting an “intellectual review” of your selected film. To do so, you will need to situate your review within at least three contexts:
the socio-historical context i.e. you must consider the sociopolitical and historical factors that contribute to the exhibit’s popularity (or unpopularity).
the generic context i.e. you must evaluate the exhibit within the conventions of the particular genres that define it.
the existing map of opinion i.e. you must critically engage existing ideas about your exhibit in order to develop your own original viewpoints.
use the introduction to orient the reader and identify an intellectual problem embodied in an appropriate exhibit; formulate a strong main claim;
establish a clear motive;
maintain a coherent structure;
support your argument with evidence and reasons;
write in a fluent and clear style;
smoothly integrate argument and theoretical sources;
explain key terms;
Contextualize your exhibit by using sources to frame it within:
a specific socio – historical context
a specific genre, class, or trend
a specific debate or scholarly conversation
Make sure that the stance of your argument is clear—that readers know where your essay stands in the existing conversation(s) about your exhibit.
Analyze pertinent aspects of your exhibit(s) in order to draw cogent conclusions. Offer an analysis of argument and theoretical sources, interpreting their central claims, evaluating their arguments, and explaining their significance in terms of your own claim.
Reflect on and complicate your argument: consider counter evidence, counter- interpretations, counterarguments, anomalies, and draw out implications.
The essay should build up in a PAS structure, which is Presenting, analysis, and synthesis.
First two paragraphs presenting what the video talks about, like telling someone who never saw this video before.
Then the middle paragraphs bring up your argument and analysis the video to support your argument. Those paragraphs should build up your idea or argument, not separate paragraphs. Each paragraph should only say one thing, but contumely build up your argument or idea, even though each paragraph says one thing, but they are together to support your idea, not express idea separately.
Do not using passive voice, instead of saying “is using” or “is showing” say “uses” or “shows” this will make your essay much stronger and give you a much more active voice.
Each paragraph should only do one thing and say one thing. Try to use PAS to break them up. Also try to move through your paragraphs by developing your ideas rather than in this list like structure you are using at the moment. Please be sure to properly capitalize titles of your sources.
The main video source is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM , please also involve other sources, totally no fewer than 7.
The essay is talk about wealth inequality, and my argument is I believe the leader of this nation need to rebuild the economic morality, stop the increasing gap of wealthy and poor, give public back the confidence of “American Dream”. Or you can have your own argument, but as long as following above requirement is fine. Only one argument which following through the whole essay.