Question Essay: For ‘The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole’, you will discuss in a brief essay your interpretation of the play and relate it to contemporary Singapore society. That is, you are to explain what you think the play means in the social context of modern Singapore by citing specific examples from the text. Your interpretation should follow the course guidelines on performing a close reading analysis and writing a brief summary of the narrative.
In your essay, you should develop a limited and coherent thesis statement, and demonstrate a critical analysis of the play by referring to its use of textual forms and expressions. However, you are not required to submit any of the close-reading or summary materials.
You are only required to submit the essay. You may use the Discussion Board Activities from this course to help in the crafting of your interpretation. Requirements: No outside source is required or allowed. Please only use quotations from the text.
You must provide a hypothesis (what you think the play is about) and then argue your position using quotations from the text.
Demonstrate understanding of course material by using accurately using vocabulary and concepts discussed in the class in your essay.