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Introductions & Conclusions. 9 ACADEMIC ROMEO AND JULIET LITERARY RESEARCH PAPER. Parts of an Introduction. Sample Intro. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • 9 ACADEMICROMEO AND JULIET LITERARY RESEARCH PAPERIntroductions &Conclusions

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  • Parts of an Introduction

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  • Sample Intro Impulsiveness is often a hallmark of youth and human beings tend to become more rational thinkers as they age. To validate this claim, one need only to look to adolescents for examples of impulsive behavior and then to their parents who attempt to guide their impetuous teens safely through this tumultuous time period. However, one must wonder what happens when the adults are just as impulsive as the young. In William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet, the title characters are teenagers who fall in love at first sight. Undeterred by the hatred that exists between their families, they impulsively marry which sets off a series of impulsive actions that lead to their deaths. Both Romeo and Juliet seek the counsel of the adults in their lives, but are met with impulsiveness equal to their own. Shakespeares theme that impulsive actions can often have tragic consequences is illustrated through Friar Lawrences treatment of Romeo and Juliets relationship and Lord Capulets hasty decision of Juliets marriage to Paris.

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  • Attention GrabberDraw your reader in and experiment a little. Avoid tired ways of opening an essay and try something new. Below are a few suggestions:Begin with parallel sentence structure and stylistic repetitionBegin with a paradoxBegin with a one-word sentenceUse inverted sentence structureBegin with a relevant quote that is woven throughout the introduction and reiterated in your conclusion (do not simply use the quote once)Begin with a figure of speech that is woven throughout the introductionBegin with a brief anecdote (story)Begin with an observation about lifeIncorporate a rhetorical question (without asking the question try One may wonder)

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  • Attention GrabberIn the intro paragraph on the next slide, notice how the writer opens with an observation about life that deals with the overall topic of the paper impulsiveness. She grabs the readers attention further by asking a question that suggests this paper will delve into an abnormal presentation of the topic.

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  • Attention Grabber Impulsiveness is often a hallmark of youth and human beings tend to become more rational thinkers as they age. To validate this claim, one need only to look to adolescents for examples of impulsive behavior and then to their parents who attempt to guide their impetuous teens safely through this tumultuous time period. However, one must wonder what happens when the adults are just as impulsive as the young. In William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet, the title characters are teenagers who fall in love at first sight. Undeterred by the hatred that exists between their families, they impulsively marry which sets off a series of impulsive actions that lead to their deaths. Both Romeo and Juliet seek the counsel of the adults in their lives, but are met with impulsiveness equal to their own. Shakespeares theme that impulsive actions can often have tragic consequences is illustrated through Friar Lawrences treatment of Romeo and Juliets relationship and Lord Capulets hasty decision of Juliets marriage to Paris.

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  • Overview of TopicMany of you forget this part of the introduction. You cannot simply jump right into your thesis. You need to ease your reader into your essay.

    For example, if your essay is on impulsivity in Romeo and Juliet, you need to begin by introducing the topic and perhaps include a quick introduction to the play. Remember, this is a place where plot summary can be appropriatebut use it sparingly.As you proceed though your introduction, you are getting more specific as to how your topic is expressed in the piece of literature you are analyzing.

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  • Overview of TopicIn the intro paragraph on the next slide, notice how the writer opens with the broad topic of impulsiveness. She begins to narrow the focus of the paper to include the work she is analyzing. She includes a brief summary of the play that includes the broader topic of impulsiveness.

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  • Overview of Topic Impulsiveness is often a hallmark of youth and human beings tend to become more rational thinkers as they age. To validate this claim, one need only to look to adolescents for examples of impulsive behavior and then to their parents who attempt to guide their impetuous teens safely through this tumultuous time period. However, one must wonder what happens when the adults are just as impulsive as the young. In William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet, the title characters are teenagers who fall in love at first sight. Undeterred by the hatred that exists between their families, they impulsively marry which sets off a series of impulsive actions that lead to their deaths. Both Romeo and Juliet seek the counsel of the adults in their lives, but are met with impulsiveness equal to their own. Shakespeares theme that impulsive actions can often have tragic consequences is illustrated through Friar Lawrences treatment of Romeo and Juliets relationship and Lord Capulets hasty decision of Juliets marriage to Paris.

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  • BridgeThe purpose of the bridge is narrow your topic even further in order to set the reader up for your thesis. It is typically only a sentence or two.

    Notice how the bridge in the paragraph on the next slide moves the reader from the more broad topic of impulsiveness in Romeo and Juliet (dealing with the main characters) to the more specific topic of impulsiveness in the adults in the story.

    This bridge sets the reader up for the thesis that delivers the impulsiveness of specific adults that contribute to Romeo and Juliets tragedy.

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  • BridgeImpulsiveness is often a hallmark of youth and human beings tend to become more rational thinkers as they age. To validate this claim, one need only to look to adolescents for examples of impulsive behavior and then to their parents who attempt to guide their impetuous teens safely through this tumultuous time period. However, one must wonder what happens when the adults are just as impulsive as the young. In William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet, the title characters are teenagers who fall in love at first sight. Undeterred by the hatred that exists between their families, they impulsively marry which sets off a series of impulsive actions that lead to their deaths. Both Romeo and Juliet seek the counsel of the adults in their lives, but are met with impulsiveness equal to their own. Shakespeares theme that impulsive actions can often have tragic consequences is illustrated through Friar Lawrences treatment of Romeo and Juliets relationship and Lord Capulets hasty decision of Juliets marriage to Paris.

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  • ThesisHow do Shakespeares characters and their actions contribute to the theme of impulsiveness in Romeo and Juliet?

    Shakespeares theme that impulsive actions can often have tragic consequences is illustrated through Friar Lawrences treatment of Romeo and Juliets relationship and Lord Capulets hasty decision of Juliets marriage to Paris.

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  • ConclusionShould include a concluding transition and should follow a narrow to broad format

    Should restate the thesis in some way. DO NOT SIMPLY REPEAT!

    Should provide highlights of the main ideas in the essay

    Try to offer a lesson to be learned from the topic of the essay or provide some sort of real-life connection. Leave the reader with some food for thought.

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  • Sample Conclusion The adults in Romeo and Juliet, specifically Friar Lawrence and Lord Capulet, do not follow their wiser instincts and instead make impulsive decisions that exacerbate the impulsiveness of Romeo and Juliet, resulting in tragic consequences for the teens as well as others close to them. Friar Lawrence allows himself to get caught up in Romeo and Juliets passion to be together at all costs and the cost is death. Had a more rational Friar tried to slow the teens impulsiveness, perhaps the tragic consequences could have been averted. Likewise, Lord Capulet acts against his more rational adult self when he quickly and impulsively changes his mind about Juliet marrying Paris. If he had been steadfast in his original decision to marry Juliet in two years, she would have had more time to behave rationally instead of impulsively; her fathers actions intensified the temerity of youth. The young must be able to rely on the experienced to guide them through the rash years of adolescence, for it is in their nature to act impulsively. Without this guidance, the possibility of tragic consequences in life can double.

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  • Concluding Transition and Restated Thesis The adults in Romeo and Juliet, specifically Friar Lawrence and Lord Capulet, do not follow their wiser instincts and instead make impulsive decisions that exacerbate the impulsiveness of Romeo and Juliet, resulting in tragic consequences for the teens as well as others close to them. Friar Lawrence allows himself to get caught up in Romeo and Juliets passion to be together at all costs and the cost is death. Had a more rational Friar tried to slow the teens impulsiveness, perhaps the tragic consequences could have been avert