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use “The Odour of Chrysanthemums” and “The Garden Party” to develop a unique interpretation of ONE THEME expressed throughout BOTH texts. Then, you will craft a thorough analytical essay by supporting your interpretation with specific evidence from multiple plot points within the text. 4 direct quotes from the texts (2 per text) Your essay needs an introductory paragraph that includes your topic and thesis. This is also the place to set up background and/or context for the discussion that will follow in the body paragraphs. Somewhere in the intro, give the story titles and the authors’ full names. Afterwards, use only the author’s last name. Thesis: Your essay must have a thesis—a central assertion about the story that requires support. The thesis statement should appear as the last sentence of your introduction paragraph. General, factual statements are not theses. If you write: “The story ends with Mrs. Mallard’s death,” you have stated fact, and therefore have not created a thesis. However, if you state: “With Mrs. Mallard, Chopin offers a critical view of nineteenth century marriage,” then you have made a statement that requires supporting evidence and discussion and which is, therefore, a thesis. Body: Each body paragraph fully explores one main idea or point that supports the thesis. Your body paragraphs should two quotes from each story to support the points you make. Remember that you need transition between paragraphs and topic sentences that focus on the main idea of each paragraph. Conclusion: Do not forget to include a conclusion that echoes your thesis and considers your argument’s implications on the understanding of the work.