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draft about how our selected new / non-traditional narrative is creating a different kind of experience for the audience in order to send a particular message that has a larger social consequence. For this draft you should have, at the end of your introduction (or context paragraph if you are using one), a working central claim with a position, consequence, and sense of significance and, as the first sentence of each of your support paragraphs, a distinct subclaim, each with a specific element and analytical point.
This workshop draft must be a 600 (min.) – 900 (max.) words in length, not including the Works Cited.
At the top of this workshop draft (just below the header, but above your title), include three workshop notes for the workshop process (see details below).
Be sure to review the “Essay Format Guidelines” (in the Course Documents module) so you understand how to properly format your essay.
Central claim should be based on how your new / non-traditional narrative is creating a different experience for the audience and how its particular message has certain consequences in regards to a social issue; see the multiple “Central Claims” worksheets in the Course Documents module.
Each subclaim should strive to analyze an element of your selected new / non-traditional narrative in terms of how it creates a certain experience and part of the social issue-based message for the audience (analytical point); see the multiple “Subclaims” worksheets in the Course Documents module.
Finally, if your new / non-traditional narrative has a visual aspect to it, include at least two screen grabs / still frames from the narrative and include them at the end of your essay (before the Works Cited) that correspond to the analyses in your subclaim-driven analysis paragraphs. Refer to these screenshots using (Figure 1) and (Figure 2) references within the essay itself. See the Including Screenshots in DraftActions worksheet.
Include at least two quotes (no more than two sentences each) from at least two outside sources and be sure to utilize a MLA in-text citation and Works Cited for that source (or any sources used). Don’t forget to include a citation, as well, of your new / non-traditional narrative (though this does not count as an outside source). Make sure that one of your outside sources is an academic/peer-reviewed source (see “MLA Citations” in the Course Documents module).
please type your responses to these questions as a way to allow us provide better feedback and conversation in the workshop of your draft. While you should try to use the concepts of subclaims and central claim (etc.) as they apply, do respond here in a way that’s most comfortable for you:
Challenges/Struggles: What aspect(s) of writing this draft was the most challenging? Please be specific with certain aspects of the essay (i.e. central claim, subclaims, analysis, introduction, conclusion) and/or refer to specific paragraphs that were impacted by this challenge. Describe what you struggled with briefly?
Effective: What aspect(s) of this draft do you feel are working well or off to a decent start? Again, be specific: central claim, subclaims, development, organization, or analysis and/or refer to specific paragraphs.
Revision: What’s your plan for revision of this draft? Briefly explain what are you going to focus in upon and what will you do to revise.
Non-Traditional/ ‘New Narrative’
Non-Traditional/ ‘New Narrative’ is a narrative which describes a story in a disjointed manner and chronologically presents the story. In this essay, I will choose the Fight Club narrative whose narrator is Edward Norton. In the Fight Club narrative, the narrator is seen to reject society for one reason or the other since he once struggled with heroin addiction. The narrator abandons his well paying job and ends up with an outsider called Tyler. Tyler had an idea of helping young men who were helpless by setting up a boxing club which gradually turns into a large terrorist organization. I decided to base my discussion on the Fight Club since it teaches some important life lessons like consumerism, potential, control, persistence, egoism, freedom, and stability. The narrative is addressing some social issues like violence, chaos, social breakdown, and the threat of death.
In the narrative of Fight Club, there are social issues depicted which tends to affect our community today. For instance, chaos and social breakdown are described when Tyler believes that chaos will lead to a better world. Tyler feels it is better off to be hated than being ignored by everyone else and she, however, things that to get some attention, the only solution was to create chaos (Desrichard, 2012). Tyler’s hatred leads her to ask the narrator, “God’s hate or His Indifference?” The consequence of Tyler’s action only leads her into having too many problems which break her completely.
Furthermore, another aspect discussed in Fight Club is the threat of death. In the narrative film, it is depicted that Tyler stresses the significance of an individual’s life will finally end. In the film, ‘human sacrifice’ is used to terrify victims into understanding that they have no much to do since their lives are passing them (Lizardo, 2007). Additionally, the narrator points a gun to Raymond K. Hessel hoping that Raymond changes his ways of life, thus accrediting him but after he imposed fear and threats to Raymond.
An argument that could be used in this narrative film is, To Fight For What We are or What We Need? In the Fight Club film, Tyler depicts that the theme of the film is to free you from the shackles of modern life which favors male dominance and imprisons people. Also, the Fight Club members finally find freedom by willing to risk death and receive pain.
In conclusion, there is some question based on the Fight Club narrative film which can be a form of discussion. For example,
What is the narrator in Fight Club fighting against?
Which Fight Club character was affected both mentally, physically, emotionally, and economically?
Desrichard, Y. (2012). Fight Club. Bulletin Des Bibliotheques de France.
Lizardo, O. (2007). Fight club, or the cultural contradictions of late capitalism. Journal for Cultural Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/14797580701763830
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