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Write an essay in which you analyze the importance of plot events and characters' actions to the development of a story's theme. You might choose "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara, "The Story-Teller" by Saki, "The Finish of Patsy Barnes" by Paul Laurence Dunbar, or "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" by Ray Bradbury. Be sure to identify the story and write a clear statement of the them. In the essay, answer your following question: How do various elements of the story-conflict and resolution, characters' dialogue and behavior-contribute to the story's theme? Support your ideas with references, from the text.

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    Choose one of the stories.

    What is its theme?

    How do the events and the characters' actions develop that theme?

    For instance, the theme of "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" is that everyone is important. How does the drummer boy and the general show this theme?

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    1. Write an essay in which you analyze the importance of plot events and characters' actions to the development of a story's theme. [Choose one of the stories; don't try to write about more than one story.]

    2. Be sure to identify the story and write a clear statement of the theme.

    3. In the essay, answer the following question: How do various elements of the story contribute to the story's theme?
    ...3a. conflict and resolution
    ...3b. characters' dialogue and behavior

    4. Support your ideas with references, from the text.
    This means you must use quotations and direct references from the story, whether description or dialogue or whatever, to prove each of the statements you make.

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    Okay that's breaking down the assignment so you can see ALL the parts, ALL the requirements. Don't skip any.

    Here's a good explanation about the different parts of a plot:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plot_(narrative)#Freytag
    Read carefully and make sure they are clear in your mind as you think about the story you have chosen.

    Here are the steps in writing an essay:
    http://lklivingston.tripod.com/essay/

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    Thank you Both!!!

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