Some might know of the book Ishmael, which is what I'm currently working on.
I'm trying to write about how our society was built from a myth and so integrated into our society that we cant do anything about it but make things worse.
I kind of made a body paragraph outline but I just cant branch outwords to a thesis /intro+conclusion.
My bodys are:
Mans destiny to rule the world and the universe
Science versus Religion
The tricks that the Gods played on Man
The powerful knowledge we have obtained from the Gods.
I just cant see a unifying idea to create a thesis. Maybe anyone can help out? Tons of thanks in advance.
Good afternoon :)
Is this the one by Daniel Quinn? That's what I'm assuming, anyway :)
How about starting with something broad, such as the main thesis of Quinn's book. Something like how it is difficult for any species or tribe (in this case the human race) to be aware of their myth because it is so deeply rooted in every facet of civilization, and that it is difficult for anyone to effectively "point it out" because they too are part of the myth.
Then, what about saying something about the theory that humans are on the final step of evolution, and that humans are destined to rule, using that as the foundation for taking the lives of anything that stands in the way of that "evolution," including the environment itself (through global warming, etc.)
The key to the thesis is that it should be almost all-encompassing and broad in the beginning, and gradually dwindle down in scope until you come to the actual statement, which should be a sentence or two. Perhaps you should fill in your outline more before writing the thesis so that you know what you will be including; perhaps that will help you identify an undercurrent theme.
Best of luck!
Ah yes, the book is writen by Daniel Quinn. Have to do it for English and I'm not a great fan of the novel but still enjoy it.
Thank you for your advice =]
Came across a problem on paragraph format. I know for a fact that each topic mentioned in an introduction will be a paragraph itself. Wish I could upload my outline to make it easier but... I'll try explaining.
The teacher also wants us to incorporate how "mood" builds up or gets completely shattered because we completely expect it or how Ishmael goes off topic and we sway...
Would these be itself a seperate paragraph or do I incorporate it into an existing paragraph. I fear if I fused it, the reader will get lost and will loose interest and forget the topic and such.
Whats the best approach ? ~_~
I suggest giving each of these their own paragraphs, but place one right before the other, using a transitory sentence to connect the two. This will show to your audience that they are related, but yet different subjects that you wish to examine.
Thank you Gloria!
Ishmael Introduction help
In the book Ishmael written by Daniel Quinn, Ishmael consistently shows how our civilized society has been born from the ground up from a myth of how we came to be. The world was made for Man, therefore the world belongs to us and we can do whatever we want to it because we own the world. Man's destiny is to rule the world and overcome the limitations that Mother Culture has chained us. Humans are fundamentally bound to screw up therefore we need a prophet to whom we can seek answers.
You're welcome :)
"In the book Ishmael, written by Daniel Quinn, Ishmael consistently shows how our civilized society has been born and founded from a myth of how we came to be. The world was made for Man, therefore the world belongs to Man and we can do whatever we want to it because we own the world. Man's destiny is to rule the world and overcome the limitations that Mother Culture has chained us to . Humans are fundamentally bound to screw up, therefore we need a prophet to whom we can seek answers."
This is a great paragraph. Have you written the conclusion yet?