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Week 2 Essay #2: Role of the Minor Characters/Point of View

I. Introduction Paragraph
A. Introduce book, including title and author
B. Introduce essay topic (role of minor characters or point of view of
book)
C. Introduce what the reader learns about the main character by
describing the
relationship between him/her and the minor characters/point of
view using two
or three adjectives
D. Introduce one or two things that would change if the minor
characters/point
of view were different
E. Transition to first body paragraph
II. First Body Paragraph
A. Introduce the minor characters by describing who they are and what
theyre like,
or what the point of view is
B. Describe who the minor characters are and what theyre like, or the
impact the
point of view has on the main character (i.e. first person gives
reader inside info,
third person allows for an unbiased view)
C. Include a quote that OBVIOUSLY DESCRIBES THE MINOR
CHARACTERS/POINT
OF VIEW
D. Explain the quote
E. Transition to second body paragraph
III. Second Body Paragraph
A. Introduce the paragraphs main point (what the reader learns)
B. Explain what the reader learns about the main character through
his/her point of
view or interactions with the minor characters
C. Include a quote that OBVIOUSLY DEMONSTRATES WHAT THE READER
LEARNS
D. Explain the quote
E. Transition to the third body paragraph
IV. Third Body Paragraph
A. Introduce the paragraphs main point (things that would change)
B. Explain the one or two things that would change if the minor
characters/point of
view were different
C. Include a quote that OBVIOUSLY SUPPORTS YOUR IDEAS ABOUT
WHAT WOULD
CHANGE
D. Explain the quote
E. End with your opinion about whether or not the author made the
right decision
about the minor characters/point of view
V. Conclusion Paragraph

A. Remind the audience of the title and author of the book


B. Remind the audience of the topic
C. Summarize the description of the minor characters/point of view
D. Summarize what would change
E. End with a thought-provoking statement, question, or quote
**Edit, revise, and PROOF-READ your essay before turning it in
CONVENTIONS COUNT!**
Remain in 3rd person (no I or you) and support your ideas with
text!!!!