This part of your research paper should comprise two and a half to three pages that reflects your response to literary criticism about your novel.
The literary criticisms should be articles from scholarly journals, preferably from the IRSC databases, or books in the College Reserves (Brackett Library). Identify specific points made by these authors that help support your thesis and/or the theme you have chosen to discuss in your paper.
Here are some literary terms that you should know: Literary Terms (OWL at Purdue)
Use IRSC's online databases to find articles containing literary criticism. Suggested databases are:
Literary criticism is the evaluation, analysis, description, or interpretation of literary works. Academic literary criticism is usually written by experts or scholars about a literary title or author. These works can be articles, collections of essays, or an entire book on a specific topic.
When you look for literary criticisms, AVOID:
Print books containing scholarly articles and essays on authors and novels are located in the College Reserves collections in the IRSC libraries. Here are some examples of works that analyze the writings of some of your authors.