The summary and discussion section should be from three to five sentences with varying content.
You may wish to introduce the views of the scholars you reference within the body of the essay, discuss any changes in the discourse surrounding the literary piece or highlight a specific passage relevant to your essay.
is famous because it is an important central idea to the novel.
Atticus Finch believes in empathy and understanding other people’s life stories and points of view.
This section should familiarize the reader with your approach to the piece, set the stage for your thesis statement and build anticipation for the rest of the essay.
Typically, a thesis statement is the last sentence in the introductory paragraph.
Your approach to this task can vary depending on the literary piece and the number of elements, such as the tone or theme, you've been asked to discuss.
If you've written an essay of this type before, you may have encountered a common problem with writing an essay: changing your mind after processing the information.
Because the introduction should summarize and transition to the body of the essay, you will have an easier time writing it if you know what your discussion will include.
Moreover, you won't need to rewrite your introduction should you change focus from "displacement" to "the true price of war" as the theme of Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five." Your hook, the first sentence of your essay, should be a story in miniature, beginning with exposition and ending with a climax that urges the reader to continue.