These papers were written in response to a different prompt from the one we are using for this class. These papers were all required to incorporate arguments from academic articles and they were supposed to be 6-8 pages long. Your papers do not require research beyond the primary text and they only need to be 3-5 pages long. Nevertheless, these essays offer strong, interesting interpretations of the text supported by close readings of passages. Thus I think they represent good models for you to refer to as you work on your own essays.