Whether it be a persuasive essay or an analytical essay, what is a device you can use to strengthen the opening of your introductory paragraph?
A hook! Using hooks in your writing are a great way to not only advance your writing abilities, but to intrigue the reader, which is important. A good hook can be a question, a well-written, spicy statement, or an onomatopoeia! It is your choice, as long as it is grammatically correct. Using this device can be an easy way to strengthen your essay as a whole... and score extra points by being creative!
Assume that a country is functioning at a higher unemployment rate than usual on an aggregate demand and aggregate supply graph. What kind of monetary policy can the Federal Reserve employ to return the unemployment rate to its natural state?
The Federal Reserve can purchase government bonds, which increases the money supply and, as a result, shifts the aggregate demand curve to the right. This rightward shift returns the unemployment rate back to normal because the increase in money supply increases consumer spending, a component of Real GDP (Y=C+I+G+NX). When a component of Real GDP changes, so too does the aggregate demand curve. If consumer spending increases, so too does Real GDP, resulting in a rightward shift of the aggregate demand curve.
In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, Holden, the novel's main character, is constantly worried about change, whether it be related to the pond in Central Park freezing over in the winter time or children writing profane messages on walls. Holden feels this longing to preserve children from falling off the brink of innocence into "phony" adulthood. Yet throughout the story, Holden exemplifies behavior that is the very opposite of what he believes in, ordering a prostitute, lying about his age, and deceiving others. What events prompt Holden's paradoxical, erratic behavior, and how do these events play a part in the meaning of the text?
In his novel Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger explores the lack of control felt by adolescents entering adulthood. Holden Caufield struggles with his inability to pause time and the conflict between his desire for affection and disgust with conforming to society. Salinger illustrates this theme through his use of imagery throughout the book. Holden's solitude consumes him so much that Holden starts fantasizing about innocent childhood and his affectionate memories with Jane, which motivates him to call up a prostitute for companionship. However, when the prostitute enters his room and immediately removes her clothes, Holden negatively reacts and says he cannot continue because he is hurt by her phoniness and her representation of society. Salinger's portrays Sunny, the prostitute, as a young girl with a high voice, and this juvenile characterization illustrates a transition from childhood to adulthood that disgusts and paralyzes Holden. The image of the prostitute demonstrates the emptiness of adult life Holden fears to be a part of, and as a result, Holden isolates himself from society again underneath his red hunting hat, which is a symbol of individuality in the text, and fake persona of lying to people about his age and pretending to be a macho guy at night clubs. Holden's immediate reaction to phoniness and his decision to send Sunny away despite his desire for company helps illustrate Holden's erratic behavior and struggle to conform to a society that lacks substance. To Holden, pretending to be somebody else and partaking in strange behavior protects him from conforming to society and becoming a phony.