In Saunder’s article that you have just read, he explored how some critics have characterized Phoenix as well as connect the character to other literary works. For this week’s assignment, you must summarize the article without inserting your own biases in about 150-200 words.
Having a clear understanding of what is in this article is crucial to being successful on the final exam. For the final exam, you will write a comparison/contrast essay exploring the similarities and differences of your claim about Phoenix Jackson and Saunder’s claim about Phoenix James.
What do these similarities and differences reveal about Phoenix? Did your opinion of Phoenix change? Did you see her in a new light? Did any of his evidence strengthen your claim?
In your outline for your final exam, include your thesis, topic sentences, relevant quotes from your paper (cite using your last name and page number), Saunder’s article, and Welty’s story that you intend to use.