Turn in a thesis and outline (typed please) following the guidelines below.
Your thesis should be specific and argumentative. As a film analysis, you should notice a difference between the novel and the film version (even if it is a subtle) and make an argument about *why* the change occurred. Your outline detailed enough (without actually writing an essay) to give the instructor a good idea of how your argument in the body paragraphs will proceed. See example below.
- Use either bullet points (nested–so that the reader can determine which is a main point and which is a sub-point) or traditional outline structure (I. Roman Letter, A. Capital Letter, 1. Arabic Number, etc.)
- Example of a Good Thesis and Outline
(Note: This example outline is for a Sherlock Holmes adaptation project. You are doing a Great Gatsby adaptation project instead.)
- Thesis: The BBC’s “A Study in Pink” drastically improves on Sherlock Holmes’s deductive powers from A Study in Scarlet and improves upon Sherlock Holmes and John Watson’s relationship in order to revitalize his godlike status among fans.
Audience trusts Sherlock’s super human powers as crime fighter
Sherlock solves cases despite bad deductive logic
Fans suspend disbelief
Sherlock acts alone
TV Sherlock’s thoughts known to audience but maintains mystery for how crimes are solved
Adaptation Sherlock and Watson behave more like superhero dynamic duo
In Doyle’s version, relationship is one-sided
- Sherlock doesn’t need Watson
Watson more curious about Sherlock than Sherlock is about him
- In TV series, Watson and Sherlock behave more like friends
- Adaptation Sherlock needs Watson to function
- Portrayal of relationship invites audience speculation