2006 Paying Careful United States University Chi
Terminology: story, Plot, Narration, Characters, central character, minor character, Archetypes, acting, shallow, stereotypes, external character, internal character,
Select a character from the film Children of Men (Cuaron, 2006). This may be a Central Character, a Secondary Character, or, if chosen carefully, a Group of Characters.
Create an outline for an essay about this character and their role in the film. Your outline should include an Introduction (where you present your thesis statement), at least 4 sections of argument that uses textual evidence (you can think of each section as a single paragraph of an essay) and a conclusion (where you sum up or extend your argument).
Remember that you are not writing the actual essay!
For each section below, you should have between 1 and 3 sentences explaining what the central idea of each section will be.
Use the following as a guideline:
Please refer to the Sample Outline in the Module 3 folder for an example of an outline that you can use as a reference.
Feel free to read what others have written about the film to get some ideas.
Keep the following in mind:
1. You do not need to write the essay, only to create an outline that includes a thesis statement (what is the main thing you want to teach the reader about the film), at least 4 sections (or paragraphs) and a conclusion.
2. Each section (including the thesis and conclusion) should express the central idea of that paragraph in complete sentences.
3. When writing your sentences, keep in mind that we will be particularly looking for how well you utilize the lesson on concrete characters in the Writing Spotlight