-Please include a works cited entry for the book at the end of your essay and don’t forget parenthetical in-text citations for page numbers. If distinguishing between Book I or Book II, it may look like: (I, 52) or (II, 102).
-To write an analytical essay (or critical essay) about literature simply means to present an argument based on careful reading and analysis. To “analyze” literally means to break something down into parts in order to examine how it works or what it means. The main goal of the literary analysis essays will be to make readers think in a new way about the text by discussing how certain elements reinforce the overall theme or make an impact on readers.
A clear, focused, debatable thesis statement An engaging introduction and revelatory conclusion Multiple body paragraphs in support of the thesis Logical organization of main ideas, with well-focused paragraphs and clear transitions Specific supporting details and examples in support of paragraph claims The specific supporting details and examples will come from the text Analysis and interpretation throughout the essay instead of mere summary Consideration of contradictions or alternative interpretations when necessary Formal, academic tone MLA page format with parenthetical page citations and a works cited page Careful proofreading and editing for grammatical / stylistic clarity A minimum development of 3-4 pages (Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double-spaced) For more information on An Analytical Essay of Maus by Art Spiegelman read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Spiegelman