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Research PaperThe research paper is the most important out-of-class writing assignment of the semester.  It will be peer-reviewed before revision and submission in its final form.  The due dates for all drafts are given in your syllabus.  The essay will be graded on completion of the various phases of the assignment (topic selection, preliminary list of sources, outline, peer review) as well as the content of the final draft.Instructions:The paper must be written in MLA format, including a formal outline.The approximate length of the essay is 8 pages.The paper must cite at least 5 research sources, including the following:- Doctor Zhivago- One full-length text (book) by an authority on your topic.  Recommended sources are books and ebooks specifically on your topic that appear in the LAMC library catalog. This requirement may also be satisfied by citing a textbook for a relevant subject such as political science, psychology, sociology or history. – One scholarly journal article from the LAMC Library databases.  This will be an article designated “scholarly” or “peer reviewed” in one of the databases such as ProQuest, CQ Researcher, JSTOR and Gale literature sources.  – One other periodical.  This may be a second scholarly journal article, or it may be a major metropolitan newspaper or a news magazine.  – One Internet site.  This may be the web site of an organization that offers authoritative information on your topic or a web site that specializes in news reporting.In some cases, other sources such as interviews or government documents may be used as well.Do not use or cite informal sources such as web sites that collect or sell student papers (e.g. or, blogs maintained by individuals or groups that do not have solid academic credentials or Q&A sites such as ehow or  Acceptable web sites include those maintained by university departments, libraries, museums or government agencies.You may choose to consult dictionaries and encyclopedias or general overview sites such as to gain a better understanding of terminology and the history of some aspects of your topic.  If so, these should be listed on your Works Cited page.  However, they are not substitutes for the required sources listed above, and the information you use from them should be limited to definitions and basic background information.
The required five sources must not only be listed on your Works Cited page, but must be either quoted or paraphrased in the text of your essay.Topic Choice Guidelines:- Biographical criticism, in which you research the author’s background and examine how the novel may contain parallels with his life experience.  This includes an analysis of how the author has chosen to represent people and events in comparison with the recorded biographical information and how that may relate to particular emphases in the message of the novel. MY CHARACTER WILL BE DR.ZHIVAGOGET INFO MOSTLY FROM HIS NOVEL FEW PDF’S AVAILABLE ONLINE.AND HIGLIGHT THE THESES STATEMENT, POINTS OF THE RESEARCH PLEASE.Outline / SAMPLEThesis:  In the characters of Yusef Galiullin and Pavel Antipov, Boris Pasternak traces the life paths of two young men as the 1917 Russian Revolution and its aftermath change their homeland forever, one remaining a loyal defender of national institutions and tradition, the other becoming the idealist revolutionary fighting to restore the honor of an exploited and abused country. 
I.  In their childhood in pre-revolutionary Moscow, Yusupka and Pasha face similar     limitations on their prospects for a good life.  A. Poverty and social unrest in working-class neighborhoodsB. Effects of anti-government resistance on communities and familiesC. Yusupka’s and Pasha’s personalities and circumstances as youthsII.  Russia’s entry into World War I leads the young adults Galiullin and Antipov into  military service.A. Mobilization of Russian men B. Effects of the war on the lives of Russian familiesC. Antipov’s education, marriage and military enlistmentD. Galiullin’s service at the battlefront with AntipovE. Antipov’s disappearanceIII.  The Revolution of 1917 and the Civil War that follows result in Galiullin and Antipov being aligned with opposing armies and ideologies.A. The war waged in the Russian countrysideB. The character and service of Lieutenant GaliullinC. The emergence of StrelnikovD. Pasternak’s representation of the two armiesIV.  The evolution of Strelnikov as the ultimate revolutionary warrior is revealed in     conversations between Lara and Yury and between Strelnikov and Yury A. Lara’s (Russia’s) unending loyalty to Pasha/StrelnikovB. Revelations of the full transformation of Strelnikov’s characterC. The survival of the corrupt social element exemplified in KomarovskyD. Strelnikov’s justifications and motivationsV.  The paths of the boys Yusupka and Pasha reveal the test of character that    confronted young working-class men in the revolutionary years. A. The end of the road for Yusupka and Pasha  B.
Pasternak’s sympathies revealed in the two men’s outcomes  C.
The outcome for RussiaAnnotated BibliographyGerschenkron, Alexander. “Notes on ‘Doctor Zhivago.’”Modern Philology, vol. 58, no. 3,   1961, pp. 194–200.JSTOR, Accessed 29 Apr. 2020.This is an academic article by a Russian-born Harvard professor specializing in economic history.  It was written in 1961 just after Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for Doctor Zhivago. The author is responding to critics of the novel’s literary value, and he focuses on the characterization of several male characters, including Pasha Antipov, in comparison with each other.  I will use this as an example of one interpretation of Pasha’s symbolic significance in the story as well as a view of the corruption that Komarovsky represents in relation to Lara as the personification of modern Russia. … Additional sources