Compare and Contrast Revelation and A GoodMan is Hard to Find

| May 6, 2015

Compare and Contrast Revelation and A GoodMan is Hard to Find

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In Flannery O’Connor’s stories “Revelation” and “A Good Man is Hard to Find’ each story deals with 1) the struggle of ordinary people to survive, 2.) the suffering imposed on some people in order for the majority to do well, and 3.) the savagery to which ordinary people are reduced in order to keep the society functioning. Compare and contrast these issues as they are presented in these two stories.
Have a thesis statement that encompasses the 3 issues under discussion. Begin each body paragraph with a topic sentence that corresponds to one of the ideas in your thesis. Ensure that each body paragraph makes 3 specific points in support of the topic sentence. Ensure that each point in a body paragraph is supported by a specific detail from the texts. Ensure that each body paragraph contains a transition to the following paragraph. Ensure that your introductory paragraph moves from general to specific thesis statement. Ensure that you use MLA documentation style for quotes and for Works cited page. (ONLY USE WORKS CITED FROM THE ORIGINAL CITED DOCUMENT – NOT FROM ONLINE SOURCES). Double space your essay. Include concluding paragraph.
IN this essay your will examine the 3 qualities of O’Conners writing in these two stories, devoting a paragraph to each of the qualities as it appears in each story. We see instances of hypocrisy, social intolerance, and failure to communicate. You will have an introductory paragraph, two paragraphs for each quality and a concluding paragraph – a total of 8 paragraphs. Be sure to begin with a funnel shaped introduction followed by a precise thesis statement. Ensure that each body paragraph has a topic sentence that is clearly related to the thesis. Provide at least three supporting details (quote/paraphrase) in each body paragraph)

OUTLINE FOR PARAGRAPH:

Paragraph1:
Begin with a broad statement related to the subject of the story you are analyzing. As you develop the paragraph, make your statements go from broad and general to narrow and specific. This will lead to the thesis statement.
Thesis: In Flannery O’Conner’s stories “Revelation and “a Good Man is Hard to Find” we see repeated examples of “hypocrisy, social intolerance, and failure to communicate,.

Paragraph 2:
Topic sentence related to the fiirst of the three ideas in the thesis.

EX: In “Revelation” we see several examples of hypocrisy.
a. First supporting detail
a. Example from text supporting the first detail
b. Second supporting detail
a. Example from text supporting second detail
c. Third supporting detail
a. Example from text supporting third detail
d. Transition to next paragraph

Paragraph 3.

Topic sentence related to the first of three ideas in the thesis
EX: We also see hypocrisy in “A Good Man is hard to Find”
a. First supporting detail
a. Example from text supporting the first detail
b. Second supporting detail
a.Example from text supporting the second detail
c. Third supporting detail
a. Example from text supporting second detail
d. Transition to next paragraph

Paragraph 4:
Topic sentence related to the second of three ideas in the thesis.
EX: in “Revelation” there are many examples of social intolerance from the main characters. (These same outline is done as shown above for paragraphs 4 and 5)

Paragraph 6:
Topic sentence related to the third of three ideas in the thesis
EX: Failure to communicate is common in the story “Revelation”
(Follow the same outline for paragraph 6 and 7)
At the end of paragraph 7 – no transition to the next paragraph.

Paragraph 8 is the concluding paragraph reminding the reader of the three main points of your argument and close the essay.

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing.
Ed. X. J Kennedy Gioia, 12th Ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ.; Longman, 2013, 529-36, print.
The above is the only works cited that can be used

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