Sample Essay Outlines
The following topics provide an opportunity for you to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate what you have read. Each topic includes an outline that will serve as a guide and a starting point.
Although Jazz has many themes, the novel can be classified as a love story. Discuss the many different types of love explored in the book.
I. Thesis Statement: The many different types of love portrayed in the novel include: the love between a man and a woman, mother love, love of country life, love of the city, love of music, and baby love.
II. Love Between a Man and a Woman
A. Joe and Violet
1. Youthful years
2. Mature years
B. Joe and Dorcas
C. Vera Louise and the slave
D. Wild and Hunter’s Hunter
III. Mother Love
A. Joe’s love for Wild
B. Violet’s love for Rose Dear
C. Vera’s love for Golden Gray
D. True Belle’s love for Golden Gray
IV. Love of Country Life
A. Joe and Victory
B. Hunter’s Hunter
V. Love of the City
A. Better than country life
VI. Love of the Music
B. The Blues
VII. Baby or Child Love
A. Violet’s desire for a baby and what it does to her
B. True Belle’s love for her grandchildren
Conclusion: Jazz is a realistic love...
(The entire section is 810 words.)
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