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Enjoyment of reading comes from being challenged by themes and ideas of a short story. Evaluate this statement by making reference to "The Rose" written by Peter Carey.

No one has a right to impose their private will upon another. Explain how the reader can detect values and attitudes/assumptions too through the examination of characters in the short story-"The Story of an Hour" written by Kate Chopin

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Dear student,
<br>Before giving you an example of an introductory paragraph with reference to the two stories you have mentioned, here are some general tips on how to write an introduction for essay topics, which you may find very useful:
<br>The introduction should be designed to attract the attention of the reader and give an idea of the essay's focus.
<br>1. Begin with an attention grabber.
<br>a. Starting information: This information must be true and verifiable, and it doesn't need to be totally new to your readers. It could simply be a pertinent fact that explicitly illustrates the point you wish to make.
<br>If you use a piece of starting information, follow it with a sentence or two of elaboration.
<br>b. Anecdote: An anecdote is a story that illustrates a point. Be sure your anecdote is short, to the point and relevant to your topic. This can be a very effective opener for your essay, but use it carefully.
<br>c. Dialogue: An appropriate dialogue does not have to identify the speakers, but the reader must understand the point you are trying to convey. Use only two or three exchanges between speakers to make your point. Follow dialogue with a sentence or two of elaboration.
<br>d. Summary information: A few sentences explaining your topic in general terms can lead the reader gently to your thesis. Each sentence should become gradually more specific, until you reach your thesis.
<br>e. 2. If the attention-grabber was only a sentence or two, add one or two more sentences that will lead the reader from your opening to your thesis statement.
<br>f. 3. Finish your paragraph with your thesis statement/the essence of your essay.
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