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Example of an Essay Outline WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: Twelfth Night Your essay outline needs to have all the components of the sample outline below. Chosen Essay Title: Who is the villain of Twelfth Night ? Thesis Statement: Orsino is the villain of Twelfth Night because he is a lazy ruler, he is self-obsessed and he abuses his power to the point of murder. Draft introduction: Usually in literature, villains are evil, and operate outside of society, attacking the heroes of the story. However, Twelfth Night has no such villain. Instead, the most evil in the story is committed by the one character who should act as a role model to all the others: the Duke of Illyria. Orsino is the villain of Twelfth Night because he is a lazy ruler, he is self-obsessed and he abuses his power to the point of murder. Notes for 1 st body paragraph: Argument: Orsino is a lazy ruler Scenes to discuss: Act 1 scene 4, Act 2 scene 4 Evidence: never leaves his castle until Act Five (3 months) – just sends other people
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Unformatted text preview: (Cesario) on errands. Does no state business at all during whole play. Notes for 2 nd body paragraph: Argument: Orsino is self-obsessed Scenes to discuss: Act 1 scene 1 Evidence: 1 st line of play “If music be the food of love, play on” always talking about his love for Olivia and how cruel she is to him – wallowing in pity – thinks he loves Olivia more than anyone ever loved anyone else, but never goes to see her! Probably spoilt as child – royalty – so very selfish. Notes for 3 rd body paragraph: Argument: Orsino abuses his power to the point of murder Scenes to discuss: Act 5 scene 1 Evidence: Orsino threatens to murder Cesario, who has been a really good servant for 3 months, just because Olivia has a crush on him. Total abuse of power. Notes for Conclusion: Restate thesis statement. Make the point that the Duke should be 100% good. Suggest some good he could have done for Illyria instead of being lazy, selfish & evil....
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Culper during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State.

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