For paper 3 i definitely want to focus on having a

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For Paper 3, I definitely want to focus on having a clear argument right from the beginning. I plan on integrating the summary and analysis of the each individual critic
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71 Jung together so that it doesn’t seem as if I am just summarizing their arguments without any critique. I also want to try and summarize less and analyze more because the key to my paper is the response to the individual arguments present by the scholars. I want to make sure that it doesn’t seem as if I am agreeing with their ideas completely. Also, as I did in Paper 2, I’m going to discuss the consequences of the problem in my conclusion. I want to continue adding in additional paragraphs with supplemental information because I think that has helped the focus and clarity of my argument. In terms of grammar, I plan on proofreading more rigorously, watching for run-on sentences, cohesion, colloquialism, word choice and quotation integration. Fixing these small errors can strengthen my paper.
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72 Paper 3 Draft 3 Linda Jung WR150 A1 April 29, 2013 Paper 3 – Draft 3 Region, Class and Writers: The Examination of Cane ’s Most Important Influences Jean Toomer’s Cane holds a significant role in a lot of literary debates. His complex novel opens the discussion up to a variety of different topics. On one hand, many critics discuss Toomer’s inability to identify with a race and how that affected Cane . On the other hand, however, a handful of critics also bring into question other influences that Toomer had while writing this novel. Two of these critics are Charles T. Davis and Barbara Foley. In their respective essays, Davis and Foley describe factors that seemed to be the most influential to Toomer when he wrote Cane . In Davis’s essay “Jean Toomer and the South: Region and Race as Elements within a Literary Imagination”, he discusses the how geographic location ultimately altered the way Cane was written. More precisely, Toomer’s experience in the South had a large influence on the development of Cane and the portrayal of the African American race. Barbara Foley takes quite a different stance in this debate. In her essay “Jean Toomer’s Washington and the Politics of Class: From ‘Blue Veins’ to Seventh-Street Rebels”, she argues that the key point missing from many people’s discussion of the novel is class. Foley goes into depth describing Toomer’s socioeconomic background through his childhood to the time that Toomer wrote Cane . She uses this background to propel her argument that class was the
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73 Jung most influential to Cane . Although both of these scholars provide valid arguments, they still fail to acknowledge other possible factors that influenced Toomer’s writing. More importantly, Davis and Foley ignore the biggest influence on Cane : other authors. Charles Scruggs accurately describes this influence in his essay “Textuality and Vision in Jean Toomer’s Cane ”. He argues that ultimately, it was Toomer’s relationships with other authors that displayed the largest impact on Cane as a whole. The entire structure of
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