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Read each introductory paragraph and complete the following exercises. • Put a star (*) next to the hook.
• Underline all the sentences that serve to introduce the story. • Highlight the thesis.

(Student sample 1) Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a suspenseful book about a group of boys that crashes on a deserted island during a war. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding may or may not be trying to show us a comparison between some of the objects and characters to something or someone else. There are many different symbols in the book including the characters and objects that are talked about in the novel. Ralph, Jack, and Simon symbolize different things. Golding uses Ralph, Jack, and Simon as different traits of human nature. • Weaknesses of this introduction

• Strengths of this introduction:

• Topics of the three body paragraphs:

(Student sample 2) Lord of the Flies by William Golding is about a bunch of 12-year old boys who battle between savagery and civilization. The boys are stuck on an island and are forced to get along and compromise on decisions without adults. The major theme of Lord of the Flies is savagery vs. civilization. Golding uses three symbols to represent this theme: the beast, which represents internal evil; the conch, which represents authority; and the fire, which represents life. • Weaknesses of this introduction:

• Strengths of this introduction:

• Topics of the three body paragraphs:

(Student sample 3) Lord of the Flies by William Golding depicts young boys and how they can turn savage. The novel takes place on a stranded island that no one has ever heard of. The young boys on the island have no way to be rescued. Ralph is one of the older boys on the island, and elected leader. Jack is also older; he is a hunter and always wants things his way. Simon is one of the younger boys; he looks up to the older ones and always helps out. Simon,...
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