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I really need help just a starting sentence would help a ton. I'm literally begging does anyone have any ideas on what I say to start? I've seen this question a bunch and I've read all of them I could find and none of them helped I'm not asking for anyone to write my essay or to explain to me how to write the essay. I need help getting it started and hitting all the key points once I've started it. I've let this lesson go overdue because I have no help at home with this essay. I chose Raymond's run I've read the story a few times and have a pretty good understanding of it.Write an essay in which you analyze the importance of plot events and characters’ actions to the development of a story’s theme. Review and evaluate a

story from the unit that has a clearly identifiable theme. You might choose “Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara, “The Story-Teller” by Saki, “The Finish of Patsy Barnes” by Paul Laurence Dunbar, or “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” by Ray Bradbury. Be sure to identify the story and write a clear statement of its theme. In your essay, answer the following question: How do various elements of the story—conflict and resolution, characters’ dialogue and behavior—contribute to the story’s theme? Support your ideas with references to the text

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  1. I'd start out by stating the theme of "Raymond's Run."

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    Ms. Sue
  2. Not all of us are what we want to be. We live the life around us, and try to fit ourselves, our likes, responsibilities, and friends into the life around us and make it work. In "Raymond's Run", .....

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    bobpursley
  3. Thank you both so much I've been trying to figure something out for hours! would it be ok if I posted the final outcome when I have it for y'all to check if I hit the key points?

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  4. sure.

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    bobpursley
  5. anything else I can add? I'm at a block.
    Mostly no one is exactly who they aspire to be. We live the lives we are born into and try to fit ourselves, our likes, responsibilities, and friends into the life we have and hope to make it work. In "Raymond's Run" Squeaky tries to balance her passion for running, her social life and reputation, and looking out for her older brother. She had her work cut out for her, with figuring out exactly what it is she wants for her life without even realizing that's what she's doing. Running in the race with her main competitor being Gretchen, and being told she should forfeit the race just so Gretchen could win made her want to win it more than she did in the first place, it's obvious that Squeaky is a complex character driven by her need for people to realize how strong a runner she is. The story revolves around Squeaky making the discovery that her brother Raymond is already half the runner she is and with her trading he could be 10 times better than even her dad ( the only runner in the neighborhood faster than Squeaky herself). With Gretchen,who is also a very talented runner, helping coach Raymond he could be a star athlete, everyone would know who he is.

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  6. thank y'all for your help I turned in the essay!

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