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mimou88 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 24, 2008 at 7:46 PM via web

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What do you think about this outline for an essay on Robinson Crusoe?

I have to research race in Robinson Crusoe, and I made this outline:

1. The aspects of superiority

-physical superiority (how Crusoe describes Friday and how he sees the cannibals)

-moral superiority (religion) 

2. The hierachical racial structure (white Europeans vs. the "others")

-Crusoe's relation with Friday

-Crusoe's relation with cannibals  

-Crusoe's relation with Europeans 

3. Conclusion

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mrs-campbell | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 25, 2008 at 2:47 PM (Answer #1)

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You seem to have some examples in mind for each of your points, which is good.  I would suggest, if you haven't already, forming a conclusion on the aspects of race, an opinion of your own, and use that as the one main point to which all of your examples relate.  Right now you seem to be divided into two main points, and I can't guess if you have a thesis or opinion that you are proving.  So, use the examples you have in mind to support a larger opinion on the matter, and make sure everything focuses on that.  Also, do you know how to do an "official" outline?  If not, try the following link below.  It might help you to get organized on a more detailed level (this link gives suggestions, a sample outline, and outline practice).


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