Instructions for Analytical Paper (worth 100 points)
You should use either MLA or APA formatting and follow these guidelines: parenthetical, in-text citations; a Works Cited or Reference page; a title but no title page; double-spaced; 12-point Times New Roman font; one-inch margins; and submitted in Word format.
Sources: Must reference the book, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, as well as one outside/secondary source.
Paper should be approximately 2 pages, double-spaced.
Analytical Paper Prompt: Referencing Jill Lepore’s book The Secret History of Wonder Woman – develop a 2-page essay using the following prompt:
The character, Wonder Woman, (1941) was created by William Marston (and influenced by his wife, Elizabeth Holloway Marston, and mistress, Olive Byrne). Wonder Woman’s character was influenced both by the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the Varga Girls (1940’s) pinups – “scantily clad young women in seductive poses.” This combination of sexy Varga Girl, suffragist and feminist makes Wonder Woman a complicated character. How does this combination connect with Feminism? Consider what you have learned regarding the 3 Waves of Feminism. Which Wave(s) does Wonder Woman connect with most? Does Wonder Woman represent feminism? Do the creators of Wonder Woman represent feminism? Explain using support from the book and your outside source.