Kya as hero of Where the Crawdads Sing

F For your final English 1B writing assignment I want you to write an essay in which you analyze and document the forces or people that are trying to destroy Kya (the lead character of Where the Crawdads Sing) from when we first meet her to the end of her life. What strength of will does she bring to her battle? Who is trying to harm or destroy her and, perhaps more important, why? What is at stake for them and for her? What allies come to her aid in her battle?  

Write a 2000-2500 word (8-10 pages) analytical research essay that identifies at least three people (and what they represent) that are trying to destroy Kya. Explain how and why they are doing this. Also identify three allies (and what they represent) that help Kya with her struggle. Explain how and why they are doing this.  Finally, is there an ultimate lesson we can learn from Kya’s struggles about our own “slings and arrows” and what we need and can do to overcome them.    

Your challenge is to answer thoroughly what makes Kya (Catherine Danielle Clark), the lead character of Where the Crawdads Sing, a hero, in a coherent and persuasive academic research essay that cites at least four print sources (including the novel itself), using MLA documentation (In-Text Citations and a Works Cited list).