Meyer, Deon. “Thirteen Hours,” New York: Grove Press, 2010. Print.
Using one of the literary theories you used to discuss Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer (Marxist, feminist/gender, postcolonial, or Psychoanalytical literary theory), write an interpretation of Thirteen Hours. Make a claim about the themes and ideas of the book, or one of the book’s messages, but analyze it framing your analysis/discussion around one of the literary theories named above. Please see my examples of good thesis statements using literary theories in the document provided in this unit.
Please note that plot summary alone is an insufficient method of making your argument. Remember, like any essay, you need a strong thesis statement, strong topic sentences that support the thesis statement, and supporting details. You must analyze the entire book (not only part of it) and include evidence from a variety of places. Analyze dialogue, plot points, things that happen, characters (and how they change) as part of your evidence. A paper that fails to analyze the *entire* book will receive a failing grade. For example, if all the evidence you provided is from the first half of the book, I will assume that is as far as you read.
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