Fragment Essay is needed for an English class assignment of 1000-1500 words. A fragmented story that builds toward telling a story or series of stories. These stories and fragments should all be connected. It can be a historical event that has influenced you (if you do this, do not simply write “one historical event that has influenced me is” — I want you to construct a story out of it. Work to draw connections). One section might talk about a piece of music, literature, or film relevant to the topic you are exploring. This essay should explore a topic through these fragments and stories.
This is NOT a research paper. This is a creative essay that must tell a story. You want to describe characters and settings in detail to create a compelling STORY. This is not an essay about a topic. It would help if you were telling a story with characters, drama, dialogue, etc.
As for the number of fragments, you should probably have 3-10 fragments, which means they will be from 150 – 500 words each. They don’t have to be the same length, but I want you to think deeply about assembling your fragments like assembling a puzzle. They should all be connected, but not necessarily in obvious ways.