What additional reasons should I add in an essay on whom I admire the most in Swiss Family Robinson? I admire Mr. Robinson the most because he is clever. He made a bigger door in the ship for the...

What additional reasons should I add in an essay on whom I admire the most in Swiss Family Robinson? I admire Mr. Robinson the most because he is clever. He made a bigger door in the ship for the animals to escape by using explosives.

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It sounds as though you have a good central focus in your essay and are thinking about how you can expand it by using different strategies to develop and support your central claim. There are two main strategies for amplification that you might want to include in your first paragraph.

First, in your introduction you should state that the character you most admire is, as you have chosen, Mr. Robinson. Next, you need to think about what his admirable qualities are. The first one you have chosen is cleverness. Next, you should think about what other good qualities he possesses. You could look at whether he is a good father, his moral values, his ability to do long-term planning, and his ability to remain calm in a crisis.

In the main body of your essay, you should include one section on each of Mr. Robinson's admirable attributes, giving two or three examples from the text of how he displays these attributes.

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