THE STRANGER ESSAY TURN YOUR OUTLINE INTO AN ESSAY

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "THE STRANGER ESSAY TURN YOUR OUTLINE INTO AN ESSAY"

Transcription

1 THE STRANGER ESSAY TURN YOUR OUTLINE INTO AN ESSAY

2 PICK YOUR EXAMPLES OR CENTRAL IDEAS You may have many examples or points Choose wisely MEURSAULT MAMAN DEATH W/ ONE OVERALL CENTRAL IDEA ARAB

3 GENERATE YOUR THESIS Introduce your claim what Camus is revealing about your topic. Turn your bulleted remarks into a fluent, focused thesis. Sample: Throughout the novel, Camus argues that it is human nature to find meaning in the meaninglessness, yet like Meursault the protagonist of the novel people must learn to embrace the futility of life. Albert Camus, author of The Stranger, claims human beings can enjoy relationships even more if they were to accept that these relationships are, in fact, inconsequential.

4 YOUR THESIS WILL DEFINE YOUR PARAGRAPHS Throughout the novel, Camus argues that it is human nature to find meaning in the meaningless universe, yet like Meursault the protagonist of the novel people must learn to embrace the futility of life. Body Paragraph 1: Elderly at funeral Body Paragraph 2: Magistrate, chaplain, etc. Body Paragraph 3: Meursault

5 PARAGRAPHS CONTINUED Albert Camus, author of The Stranger, claims human beings can enjoy relationships even more if they were to accept that these relationships are, in fact, inconsequential Paragraph 1: How meaningful relationships cause pain and misery (Sal and Ray) Paragraph 2: How meaningless relationships are great (example 1) Paragraph 3: How meaningless relationships are great (example 2)

6 TOPIC SENTENCES Begin each body paragraph with a topic sentence. According to Camus, those who qualify human relationships in a meaningful way unnecessarily experience hardship and suffering, and the character Salamano especially embodies this idea. Toward the beginning of the novel, Camus introduces the idea that man s destiny is defined by routine, structure, and monotony.

7 ANALYSIS AND DETAILS Reference paraphrased and direct quotes, details, and examples that relate to the topic sentences, thesis statement (central idea or theme). Paragraph 1: Show M. lives in the moment first. Details, examples, quotes that prove this. Paragraph 2: What s the result? Examine details that show M. s way of life is positive.

8 SAMPLE ANALYSIS Meursault constantly focuses on immediate physical stimuli and experiences that allow him to live in the moment and enjoy his life. Even when Meursault is on trial for his life for accidentally killing an Arab man he explains to the court that he has always been far too much absorbed in the present moment, or the immediate future, to think back (Camus, The Stranger 62). Meursault clearly recognizes that in a meaningless world, it is futile to harp on the past or fantasize about the future, for it does not change anything: man will still meet his ultimate fate, death, regardless of what he does, so he might as well enjoy the life that he does have.

9 SAMPLE ANALYSIS CONTINUED Because of his perspective, he tries to focus on things that give him immediate pleasure and allow him to live in the moment and move on. At his mother s funeral, for example, he drinks coffee, smokes cigarettes, and sleeps (Camus, The Stranger 6), physical stimuli that he has always enjoyed; he is not distraught by his mother s death or consumed by his emotions, which allows him to appreciate whatever he is doing, for he understands that it [doesn t] seem to matter (Camus, The Stranger 6) what he does; he cannot escape the prison of life that all experiences are equally insignificant and result in death. Unlike the elderly people who attend his mother s funeral who are so absorbed in their thoughts that they [don t] know what they [are] up to (Camus, The Stranger 8), Meursault understands that his mother is dead and nothing in his [his] life changed (Camus, The Stranger 16), so he can go swimming, have sexual relations with Marie, and see a film the day after his mother s funeral (Camus, The Stranger 13) without feeling guilty.

10 INTRODUCTION TECHNIQUES Hypophora or a rhetorical question A quote Philosophical discussion Brief anecdote/image Transition into discussion of the topic and Camus philosophy State thesis

11 HYPOPHORA What if everything man has learned about life is a lie? Would a person be able to live happily, knowing that life is completely random and meaningless? Albert Camus, the author of The Myth of Sisyphus and The Stranger, believes it is possible to live a happy life, especially if life has no meaning. He reasons that everyone has the potential to live this paradoxical existence, where man has been given the ability to reason in an irrational world, by evolving into the Absurd Hero: the truly lucid man who accepts he cannot really accomplish anything, thereby liberating himself from hope, purpose, and society s expectations ( The Myth of Sisyphus ).

12 A QUOTE The workman of today works everyday in his life at the same tasks, and his fate is absurd (Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus ); he is a prisoner of a cyclical, repetitive existence that ultimately ends in death no matter what he does. He is a victim of what Camus calls the Absurd: an existential state where man recognizes that he has been paradoxically given the ability to reason in a meaningless, irrational universe. In his novel The Stranger, Camus through his protagonist Meursault offers a solution to the meaninglessness: live anyway and find moments of fulfillment in the present.

13 BRIEF ANECDOTE, IMAGE He rises from bed, brushes his teeth, combs his hair, and quietly enters the kitchen to make his breakfast. He is ready to begin his day as he leaves his house to perform a task, a job that renders his life meaningful, that convinces him that he has been put on Earth for a reason. This man is no different than Sisyphus, however, a great king who was condemned to push a rock up a hill for the rest of his existence; this man is no different than any other person on the planet: he believes his life is meaningful, that it has purpose, but he is utterly mistaken: he is living in a random, irrational universe that is indifferent to him, and he works everyday at the same tasks, an absurd (Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus ) existence that leads nowhere but death, and in the novel The Stranger, Albert Camus claims that man must accept this irrevocable fate in order to find moments of fulfillment.

14 CONCLUSION Restate your thesis/claim. Summarize the sub-points of your essay. Leave the reader with an interesting final impression. Bring in an additional point to tie everything together.

15 CITATIONS Must use when quoting or paraphrasing. Works cited: use your book and use the online text version. (Camus, The Stranger 55). (Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus ). Other Rules Elipsis to remove information Brackets [] to change a word (tense, for example)

16 MLA HEADING Sara Jones Mrs. DiLeo English 11H January 12, 2016 Title of Paper

VOL. 1 ISSUE 12 MAY 2015 ISSN An International, Peer-Reviewed, Open Access, Monthly, Online Journal of English Language and Literature

VOL. 1 ISSUE 12 MAY 2015 ISSN An International, Peer-Reviewed, Open Access, Monthly, Online Journal of English Language and Literature LITERARY QUEST An International, Peer-Reviewed, Open Access, Monthly, Online Journal of English Language and Literature Existentialism in Albert Camus The Stranger Dr. V. Hema Assistant Professor, Department

More information

The Stranger. Name. Background Information with Literature Terms

The Stranger. Name. Background Information with Literature Terms The Stranger Name Background Information with Literature Terms Camus developed his theory of the absurd while in Paris. One of the main parts of absurdism is the idea that life has no rational or redeeming

More information

Name The Crucible: Argument Essay

Name The Crucible: Argument Essay Name The Crucible: Argument Essay Essay Question: Arthur Miller often creates characters who must choose between conduct serving only their own self-interests and conduct demonstrating commitment to the

More information

One Page Literary Analysis

One Page Literary Analysis One Page Literary Analysis Definition: Analysis is the practice of looking closely at small parts to see how they affect the whole. Literary analysis focuses on how plot/structure, symbol, theme, character,

More information

Comparative Philosophical Analysis on Man s Existential Purpose: Camus vs. Marcel

Comparative Philosophical Analysis on Man s Existential Purpose: Camus vs. Marcel Uy 1 Jan Lendl Uy Sir Jay Flores Introduction to Philosophy of the Human Person 1 April 2018 Comparative Philosophical Analysis on Man s Existential Purpose: Camus vs. Marcel The purpose of man s existence

More information

The Disciplining Mechanism of Power in Selected Literary Works by Albert Camus and Franz Kafka

The Disciplining Mechanism of Power in Selected Literary Works by Albert Camus and Franz Kafka The Disciplining Mechanism of Power in Selected Literary Works by Albert Camus and Franz Kafka M.N. De Costa * Department of English and Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University

More information

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION. A. Research Background. being as opposed to society as a one organism (Macquarrie, 1973). Existentialism mainly finds

CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION. A. Research Background. being as opposed to society as a one organism (Macquarrie, 1973). Existentialism mainly finds CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION A. Research Background Existentialism believes that philosophical thinking begins with a living, acting human being as opposed to society as a one organism (Macquarrie, 1973). Existentialism

More information

TEACHER S PET PUBLICATIONS. LitPlan Teacher Pack for The Stranger based on the book by Albert Camus

TEACHER S PET PUBLICATIONS. LitPlan Teacher Pack for The Stranger based on the book by Albert Camus TEACHER S PET PUBLICATIONS LitPlan Teacher Pack for The Stranger based on the book by Albert Camus Written By Mary B. Collins 1996 Teacher s Pet Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved This LitPlan for

More information

Informative Essay. Character Traits

Informative Essay. Character Traits Informative Essay Character Traits Prompt Choices OPTION 1 Choose ONE character from Of Mice and Men, and write an essay on 2-3 character traits s/he possesses. In that essay, use quotes to prove whether

More information

WRITING A LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAY ENGLISH 11

WRITING A LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAY ENGLISH 11 WRITING A LITERARY ANALYSIS ESSAY ENGLISH 11 WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE What is a literary analysis essay? A literary analysis (discuss and explain essay) is where you offer your observations about a literary

More information

By: Yusra Hashmi, Britney Laber, Shelby Nelson, Kirsten Ronning, and Julie Thamby

By: Yusra Hashmi, Britney Laber, Shelby Nelson, Kirsten Ronning, and Julie Thamby Albert Camus: Bio, Sartre, and the Death Penalty By: Yusra Hashmi, Britney Laber, Shelby Nelson, Kirsten Ronning, and Julie Thamby Childhood Born on November 7, 1913, in Mondavi, French Algeria Setting

More information

Usually, if not always, in Shakespeare s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Hamlet is the one who

Usually, if not always, in Shakespeare s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Hamlet is the one who Yuliya Grebneva Eng. 203-01 Professor Riley March 8, 2013 The Tragedy of Claudius the Murderer Usually, if not always, in Shakespeare s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Hamlet is the one who is seen as a tragic

More information

English 10-2 DARE ESSAY Change What incidents (people/experiences) from the novel Dare helps Dare to change his outlook on life?

English 10-2 DARE ESSAY Change What incidents (people/experiences) from the novel Dare helps Dare to change his outlook on life? English 10-2 DARE ESSAY Change What incidents (people/experiences) from the novel Dare helps Dare to change his outlook on life? NAME: Dare is the story of a young man s search for himself. We meet him

More information

Writing a Literary Essay

Writing a Literary Essay Writing a Literary Essay The Literary Essay Defined A literary essay is, essentially, a persuasive essay based on a literary work. Your goal is to formulate a thesis and prove that thesis using three arguments

More information

Existentialism. And the Absurd

Existentialism. And the Absurd Existentialism And the Absurd A human being is absolutely free and absolutely responsible. Anguish is the result. Jean-Paul Sartre Existentialists are concerned with ontology, which is the study of being.

More information

Refutation Paragraphs

Refutation Paragraphs Refutation Paragraphs The refutation paragraph is normally found ONLY in argument essays and argument research papers; it is also known as the concession paragraph. When students are writing an argumentative

More information

CHAPTER 2 Albert Camus' The Outsider

CHAPTER 2 Albert Camus' The Outsider CHAPTER 2 Albert Camus' The Outsider 37 2. Albert Camus The Outsider 2.1 Introduction The essay, The Myth of Sisyphus (English) Le Mythe de Sisyphe (French) illustrates Camus' notion of the absurd. His

More information

Multi-Paragraph Essay

Multi-Paragraph Essay Multi-Paragraph Essay It must contain the following elements: 1. Hook: 1-2 Sentences 2. Transition: 1-2 Sentences 3. Thesis Statement: 1 Sentence The Introduction The Hook needs to grab your reader s attention.

More information

CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL PHILOSOPHERS SERIES

CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL PHILOSOPHERS SERIES CHRISTIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE PO Box 8500, Charlotte, NC 28271 Feature Article: JAF6376 CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL PHILOSOPHERS SERIES by Stephen Mitchell This article first appeared in the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH

More information

Becoming More Authentic: The Positive Side of Existentialism

Becoming More Authentic: The Positive Side of Existentialism Becoming More Authentic: The Positive Side of Existentialism by James Leonard Park SYNOPSIS: Authenticity means creating our own comprehensive life-meanings our "Authentic projects-ofbeing". When we re-centre

More information

New York State English Regents Exam Part 4 The Critical Lens

New York State English Regents Exam Part 4 The Critical Lens New York State English Regents Exam Part 4 The Critical Lens Part 4 The Critical Lens Writing the Critical Lens Essay What is a Critical Lens Quote and why is it called that? The critical lens is a quote

More information

Animal Farm Argument Essay Outline Packet. Step One: Pick and circle one of the following writing prompts for your essay.

Animal Farm Argument Essay Outline Packet. Step One: Pick and circle one of the following writing prompts for your essay. Animal Farm Argument Essay Outline Packet Step One: Pick and circle one of the following writing prompts for your essay. Notes 1) What corrupts people the most money, material items or power? 2) Is it

More information

THE STRANGER Albert Camus and THE MEURSAULT INVESTIGATION Kamel Daoud ***** A critical paper by Robert Brody ***** January 3, 2017

THE STRANGER Albert Camus and THE MEURSAULT INVESTIGATION Kamel Daoud ***** A critical paper by Robert Brody ***** January 3, 2017 THE STRANGER Albert Camus and THE MEURSAULT INVESTIGATION Kamel Daoud ***** A critical paper by Robert Brody ***** January 3, 2017 The most important thing that you need to know about Albert Camus most

More information

Writing the Persuasive Essay

Writing the Persuasive Essay Writing the Persuasive Essay What is a persuasive/argument essay? In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something Persuasive

More information

THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF AN ACADEMIC ESSAY

THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF AN ACADEMIC ESSAY Thesis Statement Your main claim for your paper - This is what you are trying to to prove. Your thesis must take a position that genuinely can be argued from more than one side. It should be factual. It

More information

Writing an Argumentative Essay Counter-Arguments

Writing an Argumentative Essay Counter-Arguments Writing an Argumentative Essay Counter-Arguments Objectives By the end of today s lesson you will be able to: Make a counter-argument to a view that has been expressed, addressing weaknesses in the argument

More information

PERSUASIVE PAPER NAME:

PERSUASIVE PAPER NAME: NAME: PERSUASIVE PAPER In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something. Persuasive writing is often used in advertisements

More information

ARGUMENT ESSAY WRITING

ARGUMENT ESSAY WRITING ARGUMENT ESSAY WRITING THESIS STATEMENTS A thesis statement manages to encapsulate an essay s main argument in a one-sentence succinct statement. Writers often find it useful to create a road map thesis,

More information

Argument Essay (possible structure organizer)

Argument Essay (possible structure organizer) Name 1 Argument Essay (possible structure organizer) Introduction: Hook: Some question, piece of information, or statement that will capture the reader s attention What is the issue at hand? Background

More information

WRITING AN ESSAY! a) Look at the key words in the prompt, and pay particular attention to the verbs. What is the question asking?!

WRITING AN ESSAY! a) Look at the key words in the prompt, and pay particular attention to the verbs. What is the question asking?! WRITING AN ESSAY STEP ONE: UNDERSTANDING THE TOPIC a) Look at the key words in the prompt, and pay particular attention to the verbs. What is the question asking? This question is asking me to. b) Make

More information

Modern America Cooke. Reconstruction Essay

Modern America Cooke. Reconstruction Essay Modern America Cooke Name: Reconstruction Essay The American dream has been defined as That dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each

More information

EXISTENTIALISM EXISTENTIALISM - METAPHYSICS EXISTENTIALISM - METAPHYSICS

EXISTENTIALISM EXISTENTIALISM - METAPHYSICS EXISTENTIALISM - METAPHYSICS EXISTENTIALISM EXISTENTIALISM - METAPHYSICS The ultimate and final reality resides within the self of the individual human person. Morris, V. C. & Pai, Y. Philosophy & the American School, p. 70 EXISTENTIALISM

More information

CEW and Wrapping Quotations. Introduction

CEW and Wrapping Quotations. Introduction CEW and Wrapping Quotations Introduction Last Year you talked about Flow-Map Intro à Thesis (argumentative, responds to the prompt Claim Evidence Warrant Conclusion: Wraps-up the paper, Warrants all of

More information

You will be assigned a primary source reading that will address the following question from a particular perspective. What is the meaning of life?

You will be assigned a primary source reading that will address the following question from a particular perspective. What is the meaning of life? 1 Quest for Meaning ISU 1 Philosophy is generally concerned with defining the ultimate constituents of life and how we perceive them. The world appears to be structured by space and time. It is proliferated

More information

AND TRANSLATION STUDIES (IJELR)

AND TRANSLATION STUDIES (IJELR) Int. J. Eng. INTERNATIONAL Lang. Lit & Trans. Studies JOURNAL (ISSN:2349-9451/2395-2628) OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE, Vol. 4. LITERATURE Issue.1., 2017 (Jan-Mar.) AND TRANSLATION STUDIES (IJELR) A QUARTERLY, INDEXED,

More information

1 Moral Courage Essay All information about this project can be found at

1 Moral Courage Essay All information about this project can be found at 1 Moral Courage Essay All information about this project can be found at http://kbeckert.weebly.com/moral-courage-essay.html. Due Dates: Steps 1-2 will be done today. Step 3 must be done by. Step 4-7 will

More information

Yale University Press is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Yale French Studies.

Yale University Press is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Yale French Studies. The Stranger and the Critics Author(s): Louis Hudon Reviewed work(s): Source: Yale French Studies, No. 25, Albert Camus (1960), pp. 59-64 Published by: Yale University Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2928902.

More information

Journey Into the Sun. given at least a nod to. How, after all, can we know that we are right in something if we don't

Journey Into the Sun. given at least a nod to. How, after all, can we know that we are right in something if we don't Hansen 1 Kyle Hansen Professor Darley-Vanis English 103 April 24, 2013 Journey Into the Sun Knowledge, that certain indescribable thing that everyone thinks they have a little bit of, is an elusive concept

More information

Meursault s Ethical Transcendence : A Žižekian Reading of The Stranger. What does it mean to be displaced, separated from the ever-present sense of

Meursault s Ethical Transcendence : A Žižekian Reading of The Stranger. What does it mean to be displaced, separated from the ever-present sense of Kvinnesland 1 Greta Kvinnesland Dr. Steven Larocco ENG 586.1 5 March 2013 Meursault s Ethical Transcendence : A Žižekian Reading of The Stranger What does it mean to be displaced, separated from the ever-present

More information

Night Argumentative Essay Prompt

Night Argumentative Essay Prompt Mrs. Bowyer EDHS Prompt: Night Argumentative Essay Prompt Name: Per: Elie Wiesel was one roughly 7 million Jews who entered the concentration camps during World War II. He was one of less than a million

More information

Ask Yourself: Which points have the best supporting information? For which points can I make the best case? In which points am I most interested?

Ask Yourself: Which points have the best supporting information? For which points can I make the best case? In which points am I most interested? Writing a Thesis Statement 7 th Grade English Argument Essay Ask Yourself: Which points have the best supporting information? For which points can I make the best case? In which points am I most interested?

More information

The American University in Cairo. School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Rebellion and the Absurd: Reading the Novels of Albert Camus

The American University in Cairo. School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Rebellion and the Absurd: Reading the Novels of Albert Camus The American University in Cairo School of Humanities and Social Sciences Rebellion and the Absurd: Reading the Novels of Albert Camus A Thesis Submitted to The Department of English and Comparative Literature

More information

CREATING THE THESIS. ##Use the given thesis statement to make a clearer and more specific one you can use in your assigned paper.

CREATING THE THESIS. ##Use the given thesis statement to make a clearer and more specific one you can use in your assigned paper. FIRST STEP Read and annotate the text. Be sure that you understand not just the plot, but also the other elements of the story like character, setting, symbolism, and theme. CREATING THE THESIS This sentence

More information

Running head: SAMSA S ALIENATION 1. Samsa s Alienation in Franz Kafka s The Metamorphosis. Sample Student. English 125: Introduction to Literature

Running head: SAMSA S ALIENATION 1. Samsa s Alienation in Franz Kafka s The Metamorphosis. Sample Student. English 125: Introduction to Literature Running head: SAMSA S ALIENATION 1 Samsa s Alienation in Franz Kafka s The Metamorphosis Sample Student English 125: Introduction to Literature Professor Smith Month and date, year SAMSA S ALIENATION 2

More information

3. Detail Example from Text this is directly is where you provide evidence for your opinion in the topic sentence.

3. Detail Example from Text this is directly is where you provide evidence for your opinion in the topic sentence. Body Paragraphs Notes W1: Argumentative Writing a. Claim Statement Introduce precise claim Paragraph Structure organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons,

More information

How I am scoring your outlines:

How I am scoring your outlines: How I am scoring your outlines: -good-faith effort on the original -adherence to in-class review (make revisions and annotations) -content and organization As we go through this review, you are expected

More information

Introductory Paragraph. Catchy attention grabber Title and author Context of the book Thesis statement

Introductory Paragraph. Catchy attention grabber Title and author Context of the book Thesis statement Writing an Essay Introductory Paragraph Catchy attention grabber Title and author Context of the book Thesis statement Catchy Attention Grabber You want the reader to actually want to read your paper,

More information

Albert Camus: Philosopher of the Absurd 1

Albert Camus: Philosopher of the Absurd 1 Albert Camus: Philosopher of the Absurd 1 NOTE from Sophie Editor: Life is absurd, but that does not necessarily render it meaningless to find your way in it or to engage in struggle with evil. That was

More information

TPS Science Department PARCC Argumentative Writing Process

TPS Science Department PARCC Argumentative Writing Process TPS Science Department PARCC Argumentative Writing Process 1. Read article #1. 2. Complete Graphic Organizer #1. 3. Read article #2. 4. Complete Graphic Organizer #2. 5. Complete pre-writing graphic organizer.

More information

ENGLISH III HOLIDAY PACKET TEXT ANALYSIS AND ARGUMENT ESSAY Ms. Smith

ENGLISH III HOLIDAY PACKET TEXT ANALYSIS AND ARGUMENT ESSAY Ms. Smith 1 ENGLISH III HOLIDAY PACKET TEXT ANALYSIS AND ARGUMENT ESSAY Ms. Smith 2 ENGLISH REGENTS Part 3 (Practice) Text-Analysis Response Your Task: Closely read the text provided on the following pages and write

More information

Lecture 8: Deontology and Famine. Onora O Neill Kantian Deliberations on Famine Problems Peter Horban Writing a Philosophy Paper

Lecture 8: Deontology and Famine. Onora O Neill Kantian Deliberations on Famine Problems Peter Horban Writing a Philosophy Paper Lecture 8: Deontology and Famine Onora O Neill Kantian Deliberations on Famine Problems Peter Horban Writing a Philosophy Paper 1 Agenda 1. Criticisms of Deontology 2. Trolley Problems 3. Deontology and

More information

Persuasive Essay Formatting the introductory paragraph

Persuasive Essay Formatting the introductory paragraph Persuasive Essay Formatting the introductory paragraph The following is an example of how to write an INTRODUCTION for an academic essay. Please note the sentence frames and example sentences. Each sentence

More information

ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING GUIDE HOW TO WRITE ARGUMENTS IN HISTORY

ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING GUIDE HOW TO WRITE ARGUMENTS IN HISTORY ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING GUIDE HOW TO WRITE ARGUMENTS IN HISTORY OVERVIEW OF AN ESSAY Introduction - where you will put your thesis statement (claim) Body paragraphs - the bulk of your paper where you provide

More information

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION. work has strong relation with author s experience, that is the author s reflection

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION. work has strong relation with author s experience, that is the author s reflection A n a n d a 1 CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Literary work is the reflection of society, through which an author can reveals phenomena and society products. As a container of author

More information

The Stranger. Get hundreds more LitCharts at BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ALBERT CAMUS KEY FACTS HISTORICAL CONTEXT EXTRA CREDIT

The Stranger. Get hundreds more LitCharts at   BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ALBERT CAMUS KEY FACTS HISTORICAL CONTEXT EXTRA CREDIT The Stranger BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ALBERT CAMUS Born in French Algeria in 1913 to a poor family, Camus father died in World War 1 the next year. Camus grew up in a twobedroom apartment shared among five family

More information

Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL)

Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL) RESEARCH ARTICLE THE SISYPHEAN LIFE AS IN KOBO ABE S THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES S. MANOJ ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, AGURCHAND MANMULL JAIN COLLEGE (SHIFT II) AFFILIATED TO UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS, MEENAMBAKKAM,

More information

VOL. 2 ISSUE 10 JULY 2016 ISSN An International, Peer-Reviewed, Open Access, Monthly, Online Journal of English Language and Literature

VOL. 2 ISSUE 10 JULY 2016 ISSN An International, Peer-Reviewed, Open Access, Monthly, Online Journal of English Language and Literature LITERARY QUEST An International, Peer-Reviewed, Open Access, Monthly, Online Journal of English Language and Literature Existentialism in Franz Kafka s The Metamorphosis Dr. V. Sekar Associate Professor,

More information

7 Good Job. 6 Adequate. 5 Inadequate. 8 Stellar Job. Total Points /54

7 Good Job. 6 Adequate. 5 Inadequate. 8 Stellar Job. Total Points /54 8 Stellar Job 7 Good Job 6 Adequate 5 Inadequate MLA Formatting: Typed, 12 pt. font, Creative Title, Double-spaced, Indented Paragraphs, Proper Heading, Header, Parenthetical Citations Organization: Clear

More information

H-France Review Volume 9 (2009) Page 389

H-France Review Volume 9 (2009) Page 389 H-France Review Volume 9 (2009) Page 389 H-France Review Vol. 9 (June 2009), No. 92 Robert C. Solomon, Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre. Oxford and New York:

More information

INJUSTICE ARGUMENT ESSAY

INJUSTICE ARGUMENT ESSAY INJUSTICE ARGUMENT ESSAY INTRODUCTION Hook Thesis/ Claim Hooks can include: Relate a dramatic anecdote. Expose a commonly held belief. Present surprising facts and statistics. Use a fitting quotation.

More information

Write three supporting reasons that would convince the reader to agree with your position (in order of importance).

Write three supporting reasons that would convince the reader to agree with your position (in order of importance). Brainstorm for Persuasive Essay with counterargument TOPIC OR PROBLEM: What do you want the reader to believe? Start here: COUNTERARGUMENT: Why might someone disagree with you? SOLUTION OR COMPROMISE:

More information

The Three Parts of an Argument. Writing good essays requires making clear arguments. Understanding the

The Three Parts of an Argument. Writing good essays requires making clear arguments. Understanding the The Three Parts of an Argument Writing good essays requires making clear arguments. Understanding the different parts of an argument will help you to refine and clarify your ideas. This exercise will be

More information

Position Strategies / Structure Presenting the Issue

Position Strategies / Structure Presenting the Issue Position Strategies / Structure Presenting the Issue If it is well known, you may simply mention the topic If it is less familiar, you may need to explain it and define key terms Asserting a clear, unequivocal

More information

Myth for a day. Ancient Greece Speech project. Name: Due: Dear Student,

Myth for a day. Ancient Greece Speech project. Name: Due: Dear Student, Name: Due: Dear Student, Myth for a day Ancient Greece Speech project This year, we will be learning about the amazing civilization of Ancient Greece! A central element of Ancient Greek culture and religion

More information

GOD S PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE

GOD S PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE SESSION 2 GOD S PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE The Point You were created for eternal life in Christ. The Passage 1 John 5:6-13 The Bible Meets Life In the past century, people in America have seen their life

More information

Writing a Persuasive Essay

Writing a Persuasive Essay Writing a Persuasive Essay First Steps Develop essential questions surrounding your topic! Research! Articles from credible Internet sources, books, journals, magazines, etc. Evidence Evidence should support

More information

Writing ACT Persuasive Essays

Writing ACT Persuasive Essays Writing ACT Persuasive Essays Step 1: Analyze the Prompt First, the writer must understand the requirements of the prompt You may use RAFT to do this Role Audience Format Topic Step 1: Analyze the Prompt

More information

Argumentative Essay. Learning Target: I will be able to write in. an of Of Mice and Men, using and to my claims. Your Essay Should: Total /48

Argumentative Essay. Learning Target: I will be able to write in. an of Of Mice and Men, using and to my claims. Your Essay Should: Total /48 Name: Teacher: Class: Date: Argumentative Essay At the end of the novel, Of Mice and Men, George shoots Lennie in the back of the head. George feels he has no alternative when Slim suggests, But Curley

More information

LA Mission College Mark Pursley Fall 2016 Note:

LA Mission College Mark Pursley Fall 2016 Note: LA Mission College Mark Pursley Fall 2016 Office IA 29 Tues. 3:50-6:50; Wed 1:40-2:40; Th. 1:00-3:00 E-mail: purslemr@lamission.edu; Phone: (818) 364-7677 Philosophy 1: Introduction to Philosophy Section

More information

Organization Thesis Quotation Integration Commentary

Organization Thesis Quotation Integration Commentary Let s Talk: Essay Basics This presentation will cover Organization Thesis Quotation Integration Commentary Let s Talk: Organization & Style Introductions can be a good place to start to include the relevant

More information

TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMME ENGLISH EXTENDED ESSAY

TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMME ENGLISH EXTENDED ESSAY TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMME ENGLISH EXTENDED ESSAY Name-Surname: Alkım Mete IB Diploma Number: D1129-0110 Supervisor: Emine Efecioğlu Word Count: 3.292

More information

Power, Control, and Persuasion: A Discussion of The Queue Joanna Wickersham Arab Culture Through Film and Literature

Power, Control, and Persuasion: A Discussion of The Queue Joanna Wickersham Arab Culture Through Film and Literature Power, Control, and Persuasion: A Discussion of The Queue Joanna Wickersham 82-215 Arab Culture Through Film and Literature The Queue by Egyptian novelist, Basma Abdel Aziz, is a beautiful and thoughtprovoking

More information

EMBEDDING QUOTATIONS

EMBEDDING QUOTATIONS EMBEDDING QUOTATIONS 1. Which of the following lines taken from page 88 of Looking for Alaska, a novel by John Green, has proper M.L.A. in-text citation formatting? A. If people were like rain, I was like

More information

LitCharts. The Stranger. The best way to study, teach, and learn about books. BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ALBERT CAMUS KEY FACTS EXTRA CREDIT

LitCharts. The Stranger. The best way to study, teach, and learn about books. BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ALBERT CAMUS KEY FACTS EXTRA CREDIT The Stranger BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ALBERT CAMUS Born in French Algeria in 1913 to a poor family, Camus father died in World War 1 the next year. Camus grew up in a twobedroom apartment shared among five family

More information

Inventing Oneself The Adventure of Freedom in French and Francophone Thought

Inventing Oneself The Adventure of Freedom in French and Francophone Thought Inventing Oneself The Adventure of Freedom in French and Francophone Thought Instructor: Clémentine Fauré-Bellaïche Office: Shiffman 112 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 2:00-3:00 pm, and by appointment

More information

Argumentative Essay. Learning Target: I will be able to write in an of Of Mice and Men, using and to my claims. Your Essay Should: Total /48

Argumentative Essay. Learning Target: I will be able to write in an of Of Mice and Men, using and to my claims. Your Essay Should: Total /48 Name: Teacher: Class: Date: Argumentative Essay At the end of the novel, Of Mice and Men, George shoots Lennie in the back of the head. George feels he has no alternative when Slim suggests, But Curley

More information

World Literature Paper 1. The role and significance of symbolism in depicting the protagonist s

World Literature Paper 1. The role and significance of symbolism in depicting the protagonist s World Literature Paper 1 The role and significance of symbolism in depicting the protagonist s ultimate condemnation in The Metamorphosis and The Stranger. Ji Young Lee IB Word Count: 1585 While perusing

More information

Whenever people present false versions of themselves, the truth is eventually revealed.

Whenever people present false versions of themselves, the truth is eventually revealed. Student 1 Susie Student Mrs. Cotton American Literature and Composition 11 January 2017 Inconsistent Identities in The Scarlet Letter Whenever people present false versions of themselves, the truth is

More information

Date In-Class Activities Readings Assignments Due Week 1 Monday 1/9 Introduction to Course

Date In-Class Activities Readings Assignments Due Week 1 Monday 1/9 Introduction to Course Date In-Class Activities Readings Assignments Due Week 1 Monday 1/9 Introduction to Course Wednesday 1/11 Snow Day Friday 1/13 Snow Day Online Assignment due Sunday 1/15 by Week 2 Monday 1/16 MLK Day No

More information

Annotation Guide: The Great Gatsby

Annotation Guide: The Great Gatsby Annotation Guide: The Great Gatsby Big Ideas and skills: Theme What is/are themes for the book? Symbol What is a symbol? what might be symbols in Gatsby? Characterization How does Fitzgerald create and

More information

Existentialism Definition - What is Existentialism philosophy?

Existentialism Definition - What is Existentialism philosophy? Albert Camus Camus, Albert (1913-1960), French- Algerian novelist, essayist, dramatist, and journalist, a Nobel laureate whose concepts of the absurd and of human revolt address and suggest solutions to

More information

John Irving and Cormac McCarthy tell the story of a hero s journey. Although

John Irving and Cormac McCarthy tell the story of a hero s journey. Although Student Sample, 1 Student Sample AP English Term Paper Mr. Thomas 11/14/11 John Irving and Cormac McCarthy tell the story of a hero s journey. Although both novels discuss this archetype, they stray from

More information

Artistic Barbell- Create Your Own Artwork and Find Inspiration

Artistic Barbell- Create Your Own Artwork and Find Inspiration Artistic Barbell- Create Your Own Artwork and Find Inspiration How to Live the Happiest Possible Life Dear friend, A thought: assuming you had unlimited time, resources-- what would you do with all of

More information

The SAT Essay: An Argument-Centered Strategy

The SAT Essay: An Argument-Centered Strategy The SAT Essay: An Argument-Centered Strategy Overview Taking an argument-centered approach to preparing for and to writing the SAT Essay may seem like a no-brainer. After all, the prompt, which is always

More information

PREPARING FOR THE ACT/SAT ESSAY. Who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?- Esther 4:14

PREPARING FOR THE ACT/SAT ESSAY. Who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?- Esther 4:14 PREPARING FOR THE ACT/SAT ESSAY Who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?- Esther 4:14 Free SAT/ACT download @ http://forsuchatimeasthis.com Who knows but that you have

More information

Introduction Paragraph 7 th /8 th grade expectation: 150+ words (includes the thesis)

Introduction Paragraph 7 th /8 th grade expectation: 150+ words (includes the thesis) Typical Structure in Persuasive Writing Introduction Paragraph 7 th /8 th grade expectation: 150+ words (includes the thesis) 1. Before you jump into your position on a topic, you need to introduce it

More information

The Essay. Suggestions for Improvement

The Essay. Suggestions for Improvement The Essay Suggestions for Improvement The Lead If you use a quote in the lead, it must be integrated into the paragraph through the use of transitional words/phrases. Explain the context of the quote and

More information

Legal Brief: The Boston Massacre

Legal Brief: The Boston Massacre Legal Brief: The Boston Massacre Assignment: As a lawyer assisting in the defense or the prosecution of the British soldiers accused of murder in the Boston Massacre, you must write a legal brief to explain

More information

Your school is wondering if they should use School Uniforms next year. Should your school have Uniforms?

Your school is wondering if they should use School Uniforms next year. Should your school have Uniforms? Persuasive/Argument Essay You will be writing a persuasive/argument essay in the computer lab. It needs to have claims (assertions or beliefs) and supports (evidence, quotes, facts, etc ) to hold up the

More information

Essay Writing: Hamburger Helper Style

Essay Writing: Hamburger Helper Style Essay Writing: Hamburger Helper Style The Essay: Hamburger Style Appetizing Introduction Introductions Your introduction should be a PARAGRAPH! Should consist of general background information while identifying

More information

Writing a Strong Introduction. Getting Your Essay Started

Writing a Strong Introduction. Getting Your Essay Started Writing a Strong Introduction Getting Your Essay Started Thesis Statements A declarative sentence that states clearly and concisely the main point that the author wishes to make. Example: The perceived

More information

Constructing reasonable arguments

Constructing reasonable arguments arg 84 6 6 Writing arguments Constructing reasonable arguments In writing an argument, you take a stand on a debatable issue. The question being debated might be a matter of public policy: Should companies

More information

Existentialism CTY Course Syllabus

Existentialism CTY Course Syllabus Existentialism CTY Course Syllabus WEEK ONE: Day One (Monday): Introductions: Who are you? Where do you hail from? Where are you going? Discussion & signing of Honor Code; establish other classroom rules

More information

Concept Vocabulary Analysis The Plague by Albert Camus

Concept Vocabulary Analysis The Plague by Albert Camus Rebekah Gamblin Hall Concept Vocabulary Analysis The Plague by Albert Camus "They drifted through life rather than lived, the prey of aimless days and sterile memories, like wandering shadows that could

More information

Essay Discuss Both Sides and Give your Opinion

Essay Discuss Both Sides and Give your Opinion Essay Discuss Both Sides and Give your Opinion Contents: General Structure: 2 DOs and DONTs 3 Example Answer One: 4 Language for strengthening and weakening 8 Useful Structures 11 What is the overall structure

More information

Units 15-17: Historical Fiction: Significance of Setting Masada: The Last Fortress by Gloria D. Miklowitz Literature for Units 15-20

Units 15-17: Historical Fiction: Significance of Setting Masada: The Last Fortress by Gloria D. Miklowitz Literature for Units 15-20 T h e A r t i o s H o m e C o m p a n i o n S e r i e s L i t e r a t u r e a n d C o m p o s i t i o n Units 15-17: Historical Fiction: Significance of Setting Masada: The Last Fortress by Gloria D. Miklowitz

More information

Life In Algeria And His So Called Algerian Essays; His Involvement In The Combat Resistance In WW2. Judit Matamoros, Sydney Kilgore

Life In Algeria And His So Called Algerian Essays; His Involvement In The Combat Resistance In WW2. Judit Matamoros, Sydney Kilgore Life In Algeria And His So Called Algerian Essays; His Involvement In The Combat Resistance In WW2 Judit Matamoros, Sydney Kilgore Algeria Algeria is one of the countries forming the Western part of North

More information

5.b. The Three Parts of a History Paper

5.b. The Three Parts of a History Paper 5.b. The Three Parts of a History Paper I. THE INTRODUCTION: The introduction is usually one paragraph, or perhaps two in a paper of eight pages or more. Its purpose is to: (1) set out the problem to be

More information

CHAPTER III ANALYSIS. The discussion that exists in philosophy and literature comes from the real events

CHAPTER III ANALYSIS. The discussion that exists in philosophy and literature comes from the real events A n a n d a 23 CHAPTER III ANALYSIS Although literature and philosophy are two different diciplines, they still have a similarity because both of them are dealing with human life (Sutrisno 16). The discussion

More information

WRITING IN THE DISCPLINES: PHILOSOPHY WAYS OF READING

WRITING IN THE DISCPLINES: PHILOSOPHY WAYS OF READING WRITING IN THE DISCPLINES: PHILOSOPHY Created in collaboration with CTL Writing Fellows and HWS Faculty members, this resource is intended to assist you in understanding ways of reading and writing for

More information