Briar Rose Essay

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I. Introduction: The past is prologue
1. lead statement: Have you ever been in a state of Déjà vu? 2. explain the lead: Déjà vu means "already seen". It is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced had been experienced in the past. 3. overview of the topic/summary of the story: Briar Rose is a novel about a women, Becca, whos grandmother dies. when Becca was younger her grandmother, Gemma, would tell Becca and her sisters the story of Sleeping Beauty. when Gemma dies, Becca, goes to Poland to discover her grandmother’s past. Becca learns that Gemma was a Holocaust survivor and experienced many similar events as the story Sleeping Beauty. During Becca's search for answers, stories of the past struck many similarities with the present. 4. thesis statement: In this story the past is prologue. II. First reason supporting the thesis

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