February 21, 2017

Homework Help: English

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9:26pm.

Tomorrow I have to write an in-pclass essay, and I'm having trouble coming up with a thorough idea for my paper. Here is the question:

"Write a composition based on literature you have studied this term in which the author examines characters and situations that illustrate individuals who stand up for what they believe in even though the odds may be against them, or individuals who are unable to make a stand for what they know is right and consequently feel trapped or depressed. Be sure to provide specific details from literature that you choose to support and develop your controlling idea."

The literature that I have read this year is "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Julius Caesar". The problem is, I have a vague idea of what I want to do, but I'm not sure how I'm going to format into three support paragraphs. I want to compare Atticus of To Kill a Mockingbird and Brutus of Julius Caesar, because they are both main characters who fought for something they believed in and lost. However, they are on opposing ends. Atticus braved through the entire ordeal and looked like a hero while doing it, while Brutus had a very hard time standing up for the rights of Rome and began to feel trapped. Both of them have the flaw of believing that the world is good, and everything will be perfect in the end, and they are far too trusting. (Atticus refused to believe that Bob Ewell is truly evil, and Brutus believes that the citizens of Rome will understand that what he did was for the best, and does not expect Antony to make the speech that he does.)

However, I can not think of many other example other than that, and I'm not sure how I would put those ideas into three paragraphs. Help?

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