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I am an International Baccalaureate student and I need to write a 1200-1500 word essay...

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Posted May 22, 2013 at 3:31 PM via web

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I am an International Baccalaureate student and I need to write a 1200-1500 word essay with a thesis about Therese Raquin. I dont know how to start and what can be my thesis about this book.  I really need some help, please help  mee !

 

   

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted May 22, 2013 at 10:45 PM (Answer #1)

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One way to approach an essay on this novel is to analyze the elements that reflect the Naturalism of Zola. Naturalism followed Realism and was initiated with Zola's efforts to add scientific precision to realistic descriptions. He also did much to incorporate not just common people as characters, but socially "low" people as characters. Your thesis if such an approach might be followed would have to express a debatable opinion about the success of his method; the moral value or literary value of his method; the direction literature took as a result of his method; or some other opinion or assertion that will result in controversy that merits discussion or further research.

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