1. Who is your monster/villain?
When we were first presented with this question a whole bunch of characters popped into my mind such as Dexter, Davy Jones, Captain Barbossa, and of course, the Wicked Witch of the West. Although all of these characters can be classified as either a monster or a villain, not all of them fit the bill for this project, leading me to my next question.
2. Why are you choosing this monster/villain?
I think that when you chose your character for the assignment you had to pick it not just because you liked it but you felt that you were going to be able to do something with it. There are many monsters and villains out there that we all know and love, but would they be useful?
3. Are you going to be able to find useful research on your character?
Considering that this is a research paper, I figure that this is a pretty important part in structuring your paper. When I first tried reaching her I was a bit discouraged, there wasn’t much on her that wasn’t a wiki page or similar-type sources. Luckily enough I found that I just wasn’t digging deep enough. With persistence and some help from a few search engines, I was able to find quite a bit of credible sources on her.
4. How will you use this monster/villain?
Once decided upon, it was time to look at how you were going to use this character. When I decided to use the Wicked Witch of the West I knew that her backstory was told in Wicked and that I could prove that she in fact is a very complex villain. I didn’t know the words for it at the time, but I knew I wanted to argue that she was a victim of circumstance.
5. What approach will you use to write your paper?
As stated I finally decided to use the literary overview. I thought that this format would best suit my character because it gives me a chance to show how she keeps reappearing in multiple forms of literature and that she is an ever-changing character.