Robert B Ray’s “The Thematic Paradigm” argues that the two basic hero types in American cinema are the outlaw and official hero. Do you think that Americans prefer the outlaw or the official hero, why?

The essay must:

Be 5 paragraphs

have a clear thesis

be well developed

control sentence structure

Questions for “The Thematic Paradigm”

Please answer the following questions in complete sentences.

1. Please write a summary of this essay.

2. How do these two hero types relate to America’s psychological pattern?

3. Why does the outlaw hero typically mistrust women?

4. What are the main characteristics associated with each hero type?

5. why does America cinema tend to blend the outlaw and the official hero into one character? What is an example of this from the text?

Extra Credit: How is this essay structured? In other words, what is the primary rhetorical mode used?

Part II

Please answer the following questions in complete sentences.

1. What are the parts of an introduction?

2. What are the parts of a conclusion?

3. What is the difference between an open and closed thesis? Why would you use one and not the other?

4. Please list the steps of the quote sandwich?

5. What is a block quote, when do you use it, and what are the steps?

6. What are three kinds of supporting details and where do supporting details belong in an essay?

7. What is a topic sentence and where does it belong in an essay?

8. Please describe the difference between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person. Which should you use in your essay?

9. What is a comma splice and how would you fix it?

10. Please define run-ons and fragments?