Required Structure of Essay in Chronological order:
-Title, author, brief summary (1-2 sentences max)
-Intro topic - the nature of a desire in general according to S. Freud (1-2 sent. max) -Thesis Statement (already assigned) - "Characters in The Odyssey struggle to control their desires. However, it is through the struggle with the Id [Sigmund Freud, philopsipher's word for desire and ego] that mankind and society evolve. TOTAL SENTENCES: 4-6 max.
TWO Body Paragraphs (same structure for each)
-Topic sentence - each one argues different desire (not about the Odyssey) (1 sent. max) -Expansion on why desire is a problem to man (1-2 sent. max) -Connection to the epic [The Odyssey] (1-2 sent. max)
-Set-up evidence/example from epic (2-3 sent. max)
-Key passage with MLA citation (1 sentence max.)
-Analysis of the long-lasting effect of the desire in the epic (2-3 sent. max) TOTAL SENTENCES: 8-12 max.
-Conclude how mankind and/or society has positively evolved as a direct result of struggling with the Id or his desires. -Idea must move BEYOND the literary work
"The conclusion can only be written because of your body paragraphs!" TOTAL SENTENCES: 3-4 MAX.