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Literary Essay Prep

Title of book: The Valkyries Main Literary Element focus: Characterization

CLAIM/THESIS: Through the use of characterization, Paulo Coelho illustrates the character of Paulo as he experiences an internal struggle of wanting to pursue his pleasures versus the fear of unknown and losing his happiness/everything he loves and cares for. He does this by using shifts in point of view as Paulo’s wife experiences this journey with him.

SECTIONS OF MY PAPER TO ANSWER THESIS: 1. Fear of unknown 2. Pursuit of pleasure risking his life

SECTION ONE WILL BE ABOUT (write in complete sentences the set up for this section):

Paulo’s fear of what he does not know and how he is scared of losing all that he has worked for. This section, I hope will illustrate that Paulo believe he does not deserve all the things he has worked for and is scared of losing them.


|What is he trying to say? summarize/paraphrase: | |In the story The Valkyrie Paulo Coelho illustrates the fear of not knowing what to do in the character Paulo when he is given a task by his | |master J and he worries about the actual purpose of this task. | |Before comment – set up the purpose, situation, speaker, audience within the context of your book: | |Paulo, the main character from the book, is a practicing magus (master in the magic’s), and is talking to his Master J, J tells him that he | |need to go from his home in Brazil to the United States Mojave Desert for forty days. | |Quote/paraphrase with R.D. Labeled: | |“He began to feel tense, fearing there wouldn’t be enough time to...
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