Romeo and Juliet Persuasive Essay Topics You have two scenarios for this essay. Choose a side you feel most comfortable arguing. #1: Many argue that Romeo and Juliet is not realistic because of the hasty love affair between the two main characters. Argue for or against “young love” or “love at first sight”. #2 Romeo and Juliet involves a deeply embedded family feud. Argue for or against defending one’s family no matter what the cost. Introductory paragraph The introduction should be exactly like previous essays. Start very broad and add on to your first statement. Introduce specifics: title, author, theme Add on and state your THESIS. THESIS: Should be three reasons why you are for or against a certain idea. Body Paragraphs Must have TWO PART topic sentences. Use concrete examples in your body paragraphs, whether they are from real life or the play. Concluding sentence Conclusion Summarize your essay Your reader should be CONVINCED. Extra: Quote the play when appropriate or relevant. Try to do so at least once in the essay. Guidelines Rough draft DUE WEDNESDAY 4/30 You must have your rough draft for peer editing. Your grade will suffer if you do not come to class with your essay.