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fionnatheadve... | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 26, 2013 at 12:23 AM via web

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How do I finish my conclusion for an essay on Romeo and Juliet?

Here's what I have: 

Encompassing The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet are various literary elements, which begins with the chorus telling of the ill-fated lovers’ demise. “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, whose misadventured piteous overthrows, Doth wit-h their death bury their parents’ strife” (prologue.5-8). During the course of the tragedy, dramatic irony, foreshadowing, and comic relief all play a pertinent role in developing profundity, and emotional attachments. 

And, here is my 're-stated thesis': Playing a pertinent role in developing profundity, and emotional attachments is dramatic irony, foreshadowing, and comic relief.

Any help from here would be wonderful! (From ideas for the conclusion, and such. No new material, of course.)

 

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:27 AM (Answer #1)

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First of all, congratulations on writing a draft of the conclusion and then asking for help.  On a purely grammatical note, you want to make sure that you italicize the title and make sure the subjects and verbs agree in your sentences.  One way to ensure this is to make your introduction more concise, and cut the sentence down.  Here is a suggestion:

During the course of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet dramatic irony, foreshadowing, and comic relief all play a pertinent role in developing profundity and emotional attachments. 

Also, you will want to use a shorter quote of two or three words or no quote at all in your conclusion.  You can use the entire quote in another place.  Some people like to start with a short quote as a hook, as you would in an introduction.  That is an option too.  However, you will need to choose a different one.

Clearly, you are going to need more to your introduction now.  You have a thesis sentence, and that is good.  The thesis sentence is the focus of your essay.  All you need now is to add a hook before the thesis and three sentences after the thesis where you describe each of your three points in more detail.  You can also add a concluding sentence after that that leaves your reader with an overall message

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