posted by katiyar .
I have to do a literary essay on "Romeo and Juliet". My topic is, "Romeo's downfall was as a result of errors or mistakes he made in his judgement and the influence of fate.Discuss"
Please could you help me get a few ideas/points?
Here are some articles to read and study and take notes on:
Scroll down to find the section on Fate.
Scroll down to find the section on Destiny.
Scroll down to read about Romeo's errors; take notes, but do not copy (plagiarize).
I'd set up the paper like this:
I. Intro, including thesis statement
II. Romeo's mistakes (name them)
III. Romeo's mistakes explained
IV. Fate/Destiny - define and explain
V. Fate/Destiny in the play (Identify 3 or 4 places in the play where you see "fate" at work)
VI. Did fate cause Romeo to make his mistakes? (Explain your answer, using quotations from the play.)
Follow the writing process, whether you're writing for science, history, English, or whatever:
Prewriting: Brainstorm, research, plan, outline, thesis statement
Writing: Write first draft by starting with section II of your outline; write the introduction after the body of the paper is written; write the conclusion last.
Polishing: Revise, concentrating first on the body of the paper, then the intro, then the concl (revision = making sure ideas are logical and sequential and support your thesis); proofread (spelling, grammar, usage, etc.)
Do you have a thesis yet? Have you done your brainstorming (and maybe research) yet? Have you written an outline?
Check in the Essay & Research Paper Level.
Thank you so much!!
Yes, i have got a few points but they are not enough for 2.5 pages. But thank you for all that you have done.
You're very welcome. Go get an A!!