dbmeier_intro for short story

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How to Write the Introduction for the Short Story James, the main character in the “Sky is Gray,” awakens with a toothache that needs the attention of the dentist. The story focuses on the difficult life of James and his family and the difficulty of being African-American in the 1940’s. Not only does James experience physical pain from his toothache and by having to travel to town in the winter, but he also experiences psychological stress by having his values and traditions challenged through his numerous experiences as he travels with his mother to see the dentist. The challenges to his ideas and his first taste of racism mature him. James suffers many hardships on this journey from the farm to the city but learns a number of valuable lessons. The introduction must emphasize the main idea/focus found in the claim. In this above claim, the writer is arguing that James faces a number of hardships that will shape his
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Unformatted text preview: future life. The introduction, then, must stress these hardships. Compare this introduction: James, the main character in the Sky is Gray, takes a bus ride with his mother into town. On the bus, he meets a pretty girl to whom he is attracted. In town, his mother takes him to eat and then to the dentist to have his tooth looked at. When he is cold, his mother takes him into a store to warm his body. Afterwards, they are invited into the home of a white couple who feel sorry for them and who insist that James and his mother eat before returning home. James suffers many hardships on this journey from the farm to the city but learns a number of valuable lessons. This introduction does not emphasize the difficulty that James will face on his journey into the city. Instead, the introduction suggests that his bus ride into the city was exciting and uneventful. How to Write the Introduction for the Argumentative Essay...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course ENG 33 taught by Professor Meier during the Spring '09 term at Pasadena City College.

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