Help with Topic Sentences. Short Story Paper. Where to begin. Start by identifying the main point of the paragraph. Body Paragraph One: Conflict and Character Body Paragraph Two: Climax and Theme Body Paragraph Three: Resolution and Theme Body Paragraph Four: Symbol and Theme.
Short Story Paper
Final Product: As his argument with the wise chancellor intensifies, the prince reaches for his sword, willing to resort to violence to avoid responsibility.
-Transitional Phrase: “As his argument with the wise chancellor intensifies”
-Climax: “the prince reaches for his sword”
-Connection to the theme: “willing to resort to violence to avoid responsibility.” (note: this is a great connection to my thesis because now I can spend the rest of the paragraph explaining how the prince’s reaction shows that his rejection of responsibility caused him unhappiness. I can discuss how the violence in his demeanor suggests that he is not at peace and thus not truly happy.)