Assignment: Write a short essay (750 words) that defends a thesis you developed through a close critical reading/analysis of one (or two) works listed on the syllabus. The critical response essay relies on textual support from the primary text , not plot summary to develop the student’s argument. Do not confuse critical analysis with plot summary; the goal is to develop, sustain, and advance a thesis based on a critique of the primary text. For this assignment you must also include at least one outside source. Be sure to cite in-text and to have a works cited page.