Body Paragraphs. Please prepare for notes (date and title) in your English notebook. Basic Essay Structure. Introduction Body Paragraph One (covering 1 st reason in thesis) Body Paragraph Two (covering 2 nd reason in thesis) Body Paragraph Three (covering 3 rd reason in thesis)
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Please prepare for notes (date and title) in your English notebook.
TOPIC SENTENCE – a mini argument
CONTEXT – What is the situation where your quote occurs?
Even as the two men emerge into the clearing at the beginning of the story, it is clear that although they are codependent on each other, their friendship is unbalanced. George repeatedly refers to Lennie as,
QUOTE – DIRECT, in QUOTES, with page number
“you crazy bastard”, and growls contemptuously at him, “You do bad things and I got to get you out…you keep me in hot water all the time” (5,11).
Later while George and Slim are conversing in the bunkhouse, George admits, somewhat sheepishly,
“Why he’d do anything damn thing I tol’ him…I’ve beat the hell out of him…” (40).
ANALYSIS – how your evidence proves your thesis
Although Lennie is dense and unable to remember things, he is chastised when George yells at him. Lennie does feel pain and panic when George ridicules him, calling him names, and even admitting to others his abuse of power over Lennie. George may not abandon Lennie, but he unnecessarily causes Lennie mental and physical anguish.