A persuasive essay discussing a particular topic and provides elements of support. These elements of support are provided with the intention of persuaded you to have a likeminded opinion. For instance, a persuasive essay may explain to you what vegetarianism is and why you should absolutely practice it. A persuasive essay attempts to do just that, persuade.
When selecting a topic it is important to consider both what you find interesting, as well as what will engage your audience. By selecting a topic you feel personally passionate about you will produce better writing and you will better enjoy the process. When your audience is more engaged, they are also more inclined to be persuaded. Keep in mind that with a persuasive essay you do not want to pick too controversial of an issue, as these are not topics about which you can change a person’s opinion.
In order to provide all of the necessary information, you will need to gather background reach as well as detailed, specific research. Sharing general information helps you understand the topic as a whole.
Once you have selected your topic and decided what information you would like to present as support, you will be ready to create an outline. The outline will organize your introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion into an alphabetical and numerical system.
With a complete outline, you are ready to execute. Go ahead and begin writing. You will need to create a rough draft and then continue editing until you are happy with a well-polished final product.
Here are 20 fresh ideas for persuasive essay topic for Lord of the Flies to help get you inspired!
- People are Born Evil
- Society Creates Evil People
- Write a Letter to Ralph
- We are the “Lord” and the “Flies”
- Write a Letter to Jack
- Laws Corrupt
- We All Have Flaws
- Primitivism is Key
- Ralph is Not a Good Leader
- What build character?
- Genetics or Environmental Influence
- Importance of The Beast
- Attitude Differences Based on Age
- Ralph is Concerned for the Good of the Group
- Why Ralph is a Good Person
- Effects of The Beast
- Purposeful Writing Style
- Significance of “Civilised”
- Power Gain
1. Of all the characters, it is Piggy who most often has useful ideas and sees the correct way for the boys to organize themselves. Yet the other boys rarely listen to him and frequently abuse him. Why do you think this is the case? In what ways does Golding use Piggy to advance the novel’s themes?
2. What, if anything, might the dead parachutist symbolize? Does he symbolize something other than what the beast and the Lord of the Flies symbolize?
3. The sow’s head and the conch shell each wield a certain kind of power over the boys. In what ways do these objects’ powers differ? In what way is Lord of the Flies a novel about power? About the power of symbols? About the power of a person to use symbols to control a group?
4. What role do the littluns play in the novel? In one respect, they serve as gauges of the older boys’ moral positions, for we see whether an older boy is kind or cruel based on how he treats the littluns. But are the littluns important in and of themselves? What might they represent?
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