Tutor profile: Brenda A.
What makes a counterargument in an argumentative essay so important?
A counterargument is necessary in order to not only provide a multilayered perspective on the subject you are arguing on the behalf of, but it also serves a vital purpose in being there to make your argument stronger when it comes time for you to refute that counterargument.
What are some of Shakespeare's most commonly utilized themes within his stories? Why?
Many of Shakespeare's stories are built upon the tragedy genre. Within this genre, Shakespeare incorporates a heavy use of topics such as revenge, corruption, and ego/ego-death in order to tell his stories. This can be contextualized by the state of events during Shakespeare's life-- where royalty was a prominent, powerful presence that the lives of others were hinged upon based on their whims or internal strife.
With their similarities in mind, how do you differentiate between "plot" and "story"?
While story is a narrative sequence of events pre-established by the writer, the plot is the path in which the story takes, what occurs within the story. The story is the timeline, whereas the plot is the series of events occurring upon the timeline.
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