Sample Essay Outlines
These are topics on which you can write a substantial analytical paper. They are designed to test your understanding of major themes and details from the work as a whole. Following the topics are outlines you can use as a starting point for writing an analytical paper.
- Topic #1
Beowulf, in his quest for glory, is reminiscent of a specific group of modern young executives who place their careers above all other aspects of their lives. How can this be validated from the poem?
I. Thesis Statement: In his single-minded quest for glory, Beowulf is reminiscent of a specific group of modern young executives in that they place their careers above all other aspects of their lives as he placed the quest for glory above all other aspects of his life.
II. Quest for glory
A. Slaying Grendel
B. Slaying Grendel’s mother
C. Slaying the dragon
III. Solitary life
A. Lack of wife
B. Lack of children
C. Lack of close friends
IV. Military life
A. Travel at lord’s orders
B. Live with other soldiers
C. Place lord over self
V. Comparison with a specific group of modern young executives
A. Quest for great success quickly
B. Lack of social life or family life
C. Spend whatever little...
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