I am writing a paper on the effect of isolation on human psychology in The Turn of The Screw. Can you help me figure out an outline? Thank you.

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As with any outline, begin with an introductory paragraph. Within this paragraph, say what the aim of the paper is (in this case, the effects of isolation in The Turn of the Screw ) and then end the paragraph with a thesis statement that makes an argumentative claim on this...

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As with any outline, begin with an introductory paragraph. Within this paragraph, say what the aim of the paper is (in this case, the effects of isolation in The Turn of the Screw) and then end the paragraph with a thesis statement that makes an argumentative claim on this subject.

The body paragraphs that follow are meant to prove whatever points there are to be made in favor of the argument proposed by the thesis statement. For example, one paragraph might cover psychological studies on isolation in real life and then the subsequent paragraphs might illustrate how these effects are played out in the story.

Whether real-world studies or observations are used or not, the body paragraphs should primarily draw examples from the text which show how isolation affects the characters psychologically. Dedicate each paragraph to a different event or maybe to a different element of the characters' behavior that shows how their minds are being affected by their isolation in the country.

When outlining the body paragraphs, it is best to present the events from the text in chronological order, as they happen within the narrative. Try not to skip back and forth.

The conclusion is a wrap-up. Remember to present no new arguments or findings here, but also do more than just restate your thesis or reword your opening paragraph.

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