Generally, your response will be the end of your essay, but you may include your response throughout the paper as you select what to summarize and analyze. Your response will also be evident to the reader by the tone that you use and the words you select to talk about the article and writer. However, your response in the conclusion will be more direct and specific. It will use the information you have already provided in your summary and analysis to explain how you feel about this article. Most of the time, your response will fall into one of the following categories:
Frankenstein essays can be on a variety of topics; the only requirements are that the topic contributes to the understanding of the novel, and that the report itself is based in textual analysis. To determine a topic, the student should first select a theme or motif from the novel. For instance, the writer may decide to write his/her Frankenstein essay on the novel's commentary on scientific progress. Then, the writer should pick a particular literary element, stylistic characteristic, event, or character novel through which he/she will explore that theme. For instance, the writer may wish to analyze the portrayal of progress through Shelley's use of diction and figurative language. This essay would then focus on how the diction and figurative language used in the novel contributes to the reader's understanding of the novel's commentary on scientific progress. This would be a text-focused analysis, as it would require the writer to point to specific uses of diction and figurative language throughout the text, and would comment on what each of those uses indicates about the idea of scientific progress put forth.
An analytical essay is not explained in many writing textbooks. In essay writing, an analysis is the fundamental element of synthesis essays, summary essays, reflective essays, and most types of college papers. Without knowing how to analyze articles or walk your reader through a process properly, you will not be able to produce lab reports or literature papers. In an essay like this, something to stress is that analysis requires you dig deep; you can not simply summarize. You need to go beyond the who, what, where, and when, and instead answer questions of how and why.