Tomorrow in class you will write a thematic essay on a topic of your own choosing about A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This evening, please prepare for this essay by thinking about the aspects of the play that you find the most intriguing. That way, you are more likely to find a topic that fuels you and about which you can contribute some real insight.
You may choose to prepare an outline this evening, so you can use the full period writing tomorrow, but please do not over prepare! This is meant to be a 45-minute flashdraft, not a complete finished product, and I will assess it accordingly. This essay will count as a quiz, not as a full test grade.
For any students who were absent in class, we read and commented about a number of literary critics in class today and I have shared that document on the handouts page of our website. You should certainly take a look at them before you choose your topic or plan your essay.