The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck

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How should I write an outline for a research paper on "The Chrysanthemums"?

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In literature courses, writing an essay based upon research has 3 main purposes:

  1. It teaches the student how to conduct literary research (i.e. how to find, evaluate, document, and cite literary sources)
  2. Its fosters an examination of literary resources such as criticisms that have been written on various works.
  3. It encourages the student to become a researcher by composing his/her own interpretation of texts by citing and countering other interpretations in order to create his/her own argument.

So, with respect to John Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums

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