TV show Critical Analysis Essay on gender roles in Gilmore Girls

Hi, I need help writing an analysis essay on the TV show GILMORE GIRLS, for my english class.


write a 750-1000 word analysis essay on theme of gender in Gilmore Girls.

This essay should include a clear thesis and well developed key ideas with topic sentences and supporting examples.  The essay should also follow the conventional organization of the following three elements:

  – Introduction: introduces the subject/s being analyzed and, in a thesis statement, states the reason for the analysis and the main ideas/claims that support that reason. The thesis should be the last sentence in the introduction.

  – Body: contains at least three body paragraphs that begin with topic sentences (supporting arguments) that prove your thesis. Each topic sentence should be a reason why the thesis is true.

  – Conclusion: summarizes the analysis and explains new understanding.

Suggestions to develop the body of the essay:

  • Analyze the characters’ representations of gender (summary does not belong in an analysis!)
  • The thesis and topic sentences should be the strongest, most analytical sentences in your essay.
  • Support each point with specific examples and details from the episodes you watched
  • Relate each point of analysis back to the thesis
  • Follow a clear organizational pattern
  • Include transitional words and phrases to make your observations clear
  • use specific supporting examples from the episodes you watched. You may also include quotes or paraphrases from the selected readings, as long as you cite them correctly. Note: No general summaries of the shows.

   Sample thesis statement (Gilmore Girls)

“Lorelai in Gilmore Girls fulfills the stereotypical gender role of the mother; however, she also goes against societal expectations by fulfilling the unconventional roles of father and peer.”

**Paper must be written using MLA format**

    *show titles are underlined or italicized and episodes are within quotation marks

Readings to use for essay:   

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