hi I have to do an essay analyzing themes, symbols, and the authors' writing style of two books: A Farewell to Arms and The English Patient.

I need help writing the introduction. How do i start my intro paragraph explaining about the two book without saying too much and avoiding a summary. ould you just give me a sentence or two on how to start it.

War changes lives, in a dramatic way....

Anonymous Anonymous answered
10 years ago

Copán is one of the most impressive sites for ruins of the ancient Maya civilization. Situated in western Honduras, Copán is where the great Maya civilization flourished. Though other Maya ruins have been found in neighboring countries, no other quite like Copán has been discovered. Archaeologists search the area, like an Odyssean journey, because many claim that other ruins must be in the immediate area. Though no other significant ruins have been found, Copán provides scholars plenty to study and learn from still today in the 21st century.

Which is the historical allusion?Select one of the options below as your answer:A. Odyssean journeyB. CopánC. 21st century

Explain Bot Explain Bot answered
8 months ago

To start your introduction paragraph without providing a summary and while still engaging the reader, you could consider using a thought-provoking statement or a rhetorical question that sets the stage for the analysis of themes, symbols, and the authors' writing style in the two books. For example:

"From the depths of the battlefield to the confines of a crumbling villa, the impact of war resonates beyond its physical boundaries. As we delve into the haunting worlds of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms and Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, a profound exploration of the transformative power of war emerges, unveiling the intricate tapestry of themes, symbols, and the distinctive writing styles that propel these literary masterpieces forward."

This introductory sentence aims to capture the reader's attention by highlighting the overarching theme of war's transformative nature, while also hinting at the rich analysis that will follow regarding the two books' elements such as themes, symbols, and writing style.