German 119A: German Play Production—Act I: Introduction to German Drama Guidelines for Response Papers These should be typed response 2 ½- 3 pages, either in German or English. • Title: Formulate a somewhat informative title. • In der Kürze liegt die Würze! Keep it succinct. As this is a short analysis, your thesis statement should be contained within the first (short) paragraph. • Stick to the argument! Keep your thesis in view throughout. Do not repeat the thesis statement in the conclusion. • Stick to the text! Start preferably with something like “In (the first scene of) Kleist’s Der zerbrochene Krug, rather than “I think/believe . . .”/ In der ersten Szene/im ersten Auftritt von Kleists . . . • Stick to your point! Avoid unnecessarily lengthy or inflated claims that do not support your argument(s). • Avoid generalizations or large claims (“Ferdinand is a great man”); be specific ! • Organization: make sure paragraphs contain one topic idea, and pay attention to transitions between
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Want, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Heinrich von Kleist, der zerbrochene krug, Emilia Galotti