How do you start a body paragraph if you're talking about character change within Amir in The Kite Runner?I need to write an essay on The Kite Runner and I'm not sure what is the best approach in...

How do you start a body paragraph if you're talking about character change within Amir in The Kite Runner?

I need to write an essay on The Kite Runner and I'm not sure what is the best approach in introducing my body paragraph. Do I just start of with "Amir's character changes dramatically throughout the story.. etc" or is there a better way? If so, please give me examples and tips in writing a better essay.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that there are a couple of ways to start off with a good topic sentence in your paragraph that talks about Amir's changes in The Kite Runner. One way of opening it would be to simply open with "Amir changes in many different ways in The Kite Runner." You would then discuss one particular change that he undergoes, with another paragraph probably devoted to another change and so forth.  From this, the language can be expanded a bit and more wrinkles can be added to the basic formula.  For example, "Amir's changes are an essential part of The Kite Runner. One such integral development would be..."  You could build it from there.  If you wanted to be bold, you might even try, "Amir's changes are critical to the thematic development of The Kite Runner." The only challenge here is to make sure that once you describe the change identified in Amir, you link it to one of the themes in the novel, thereby proving its essential nature to the thematic development.  These are just guidelines that could be followed.  If your instructor or teacher has a specific manner, you might need to make sure you follow that method in the course of your writing.

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