Essay should be 3 paragraphs, have a clear thesis (topic + opinion), a reason to support that opinion (topic sentence) and textual evidence (framed quotes) to illustrate your point. MLA format: 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced. Include in-text citations and a works cited page. Answer: How does the dirty, remote lake bring out behavior that the characters would not demonstrate elsewhere? Show how the setting relates to the inner life of the protagonist. OR “Greasy Lake” presents a kind of “memento mori” a moment of recognizing mortality. What happens when the narrator has this recognition, when he comes face to face with death? How does he change over the course of the story?