The answer is No.
The passage, while re-written, contains significant elements of Giannetti's interpretation of the character of Norma Desmond, as well as the larger theory about Billy Wilder's characters that it illustrates. There are no citations to acknowledge the original source.
Without citation, this sample appears to represent the student's own original thinking. Yet, on close examination, we find that there is no original thought in this passage at all! Everything belongs to Giannetti.Return to tutorial