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Write a story in the form of an essay in which a maid, a child, and a policeman played an important role.

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Kale Emmerich eNotes educator | Certified Educator

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I’m not sure it is an essay exactly, being a fictional story, but here is an example:

The police were called to the scene of a crime. At the grand manor, a maid was weeping as she told the details to the chief. Apparently, the family’s only heir had been kidnapped, and his parents murdered. The owners of the manor lie dead in their rooms, with all the money and precious gemstones taken.

The chief attempts to deduce what has occurred. There are no fingerprints, and there is no sign of forced entry. There is, however, a ransom note for the child’s safe return. Really, though, he was a teenager, approaching eighteen. It was suspicious.

From the details the maid provided, the chief figured out what happened. The boy, who was about to lose his inheritance and be sent into the working world, killed his parents. He took their money and made it seem as if he was kidnapped before fleeing the scene.

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator | Certified Educator

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This is fairly wide open.  If the topic is to write a story in which a maid, a child, and a policeman play an important role, then I think that it belies a traditional essay, and is more open to interpretation.  You can find many examples where the three roles are represented in literature, and while they may not be explicitly mentioned in these terms they are present.  Rushdie's Midnight's Children is one such instances.  Servants are present, as well as a policeman as well as a child.  Mary Pereria is a maid/ servant who commits the critical action of switching the two children at birth, Shiva and Saleem.  Both children play vital roles in the work, especially the latter who is the narrator.  Finally, the former, becomes a police officer, and is charged with destroying the union of Midnight's Children.

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