Once you have decided on a topic write a 1-page formal proposal that discusses what you hope to research and analyze in the novel.

You will be analyzing The Picture of Dorian Gray in a 2-3 page essay where you focus on a specific theme or motif in the novel. In the article located in our Unit Materials for this unit, you will find a guide to writing about Dorian Gray. Before deciding on a topic make sure you read through this article.
Once you have decided on a topic write a 1-page formal proposal that discusses what you hope to research and analyze in the novel. Your proposal should have: A possible thesis for the paper, two possible outside sources you might include and what they discuss, and a few (2-3) discussion points that you will include. Be as specific as possible. Consider the proposal a sort of outline of sorts to help you prepare for the essay.

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