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Need to create an outline on the short story “A&P” by John...
Need to create an outline on the short story “A&P” by John Updike. Later I will have to do a compare contrast essay but now I just need to work on an outline. I have attached an example that I created labeled week 2 outline.
Trust as a Theme in Toni Cade Bambara’s “Gorilla, My Love”
In Toni Cade Bambara’s “Gorilla, My Love” the story introduces Hazel Vale, a
young girl who feels adults never tell the truth. The story begins when Hazel Fnds out that her Uncle
Hunca Bubba is ge±ng married and is changing his name back to his original given name, Je²erson
Winston Vale. When Uncle Hunca Bubba begins talking about his new love, Hazel’s heart breaks because
she realizes the vow of him promising to marry her was just a lie and the picture he’s holding up of his
wife to be has Hazel reminiscing on a series of events that
conFrm, adults can never be trusted.
Thesis statement: In the story
Gorilla, My Love,
Hazel’s interpreta³on of trust is transformed by life
altering experiences she’s dealt with in her life.
Topic Sentence for Body Paragraph #1
Hazel Vale was raised in a loving family who put a high value on educa³on and keeping one’s word.
I mean even gangsters in the movies say My word is my bond.
Cause if you say Gorilla, My Love, you supposed to mean it.
Topic Sentence for Body Paragraph #2
While riding in the vehicle, a photo Hunca Bubba pulls out has Hazel reminiscing about a misleading
occurrence that she experienced at the movie theater with her brothers.
I march myself up the aisle to deal with the manager who is a crook in the Frst place
for lyin out there sayin Gorilla, My Love playin.
And now I’m really furious cause I get so ³red grownups messin over kids cause they
li´le and can’t take em to court.
Topic Sentence for Body Paragraph #3
The story then turns to the Fnal straw that destroys whatever interpreta³on Hazel has when dealing
with trust and adults.
Suppor³ng points: Well. You remember how you told me I was the cutest thing that ever walked the
Suppor³ng points: “Well, for cryin out loud, Hazel, you just a li´le girl. And I was just teasin.”
“You a lyin dawg,” I say, when I meant to say treacherous dog, but just couldn’t get
hold of the word.
develop a thesis and outline for “A&P” by John Updike and “Gorilla, My Love” by Toni Cade Bambara
1. clearly state the theme of A&P by John Updike- ?
2. summarize the story of A&P by John Updike in a short paragraph - ?
3. no±ng comparison and contrast within the stories to develop a synthesis (how “A&P” by John Updike
and “Gorilla, My Love” by Toni Cade Bambara come together to develop the theme) - ?
4. iden±fying the literary element which best supports the synthesis-?
wri±ng a thesis the exempliFes synthesis - ?
6. produce an outline
7. write an introductory paragraph