Writing Prompt * Truman Burbank vs. Guy Montag

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Truman Burbank vs. Guy Montag
After viewing The Truman Show and reading a majority of Fahrenheit
451, many parallels can be drawn between the characters of Truman
Burbank and Guy Montag. Taking note of their similarities, compare
and contrast the impact these similarities ultimately have on each
character’s quality of life.
• Consider these questions to help your focus:
• How do their similar struggles influence their decision-making and
eventually actions?
• How do their struggles impact the person on the inside?
Truman Burbank vs. Guy Montag
• Maintain the following expectations of good written
essays:
• Clear and convincing thesis statement
• Engaging introduction
• Well-developed Jane Schafer body paragraphs
• Fulfilling and satisfying conclusion
Introduction
Engage the reader to want to continue reading the paper.
What is your topic? What point will you be making regarding
your topic? (Remember your thesis is the last sentence of this
paragraph)
Thesis Statements
The differences [similarities] between
and _________
are ________
__________
__________________
, and they ____________
pronounced
deserve
striking
merit
some ____________
Although they bear
superficial
Despite bearing
minor
the differences between
____________
are ____________ .
clear
____________.
remarkable
thorough
investigation
striking
rigorous
scrutiny
pronounced
examination
While some differences between ______ and ____ are
_______________, the similarities are _____________ .
evident
striking
noticeable
pronounced
salient
_____________
similarities,
and ___________
Conclusion
This paragraph consists of three main elements:
• Thesis restatement without word for word repeating.
• The summary of the claims/arguments presented in the body of the
essay.
• The major final statement, implying all the mentioned above and
clarifying the true essence of the essay.
Underline / Highlight your paper according to the following
characteristics:
• Thesis statement – Red
• Topic sentences – Yellow
• Evidence, quotes, facts – Green
• Claims, commentary – Blue
• Concluding Sentences – Orange
The color-coding of your essay should help reveal if there is
a feature of the essay missing. If you’re struggling to identify
what to color-code see me.
Writing Workshop
Introduction – Does it make you want to continue reading the paper?
Thesis – Does the paper flow logically from the thesis? Are there any
issues in the paper that are not covered by the thesis?
Jane Schafer – Are there at least 2 Concrete Details in each of the body
paragraphs accompanied with at least 4 Commentary?
Conclusion – Is the Thesis Statement re-stated in a different way? Are
the body paragraphs summarized? Is there a concluding statement
that makes the reader think?
Spelling / Grammar – Check to see if it is accurate
MLA – General Format / Internal Citations / Works Cited
Burning Bright - A Word Study: In the following flow chart, consider three possible meanings for this phrase. Remember that connotation is the
idea that there can be several implied meanings to a word. Both burning and bright have several connotations to them. As the title to the 3rd
chapter, maybe there are some meanings that are intended for the reader to take with them before they embark into the text. Determine 3
meanings, Then, flow chart down the rest of the page to hypothesize why these meanings might have significance understanding Montag’s
current circumstance, what meanings they have for our society, and what thoughts just jump to your mind in thinking deeper and deeper about
the meanings you choose.
Burning
Bright
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