(5-6pp double-spaced with 1” margins, approximately 1800-2300 words; 3000 max) Guidelines for this assignment: Choose one of the following options: Option A: What is the plot climax of the novel? The climax should be a single, specific event in the narrative story arc. Develop a line of reasoning that clearly shows how the dramatic tension builds to this single moment and its significance for the meaning of the novel. Option B: Identify any object or character in the novel that is a symbol. It should be something that can be interpreted in a variety of different ways. Develop a line of reasoning that takes these multiple interpretations into consideration in a thesis about the work as a whole. Option C: What is the dominant theme of the novel? Develop a line of reasoning that shows that this theme unlocks a rich interpretation of the novel using specific examples of literary elements in the text. Regardless of which option you choose, you will need to develop an argumentative thesis statement that is appropriately related to the task asked of you.