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William Shakespeare wrote the line, ?What?s Past is Prologue? in his Play The Tempest. The

line is spoken by Antonio as he explains that everything that has happened up to that point

, has led him to where he finds himself. It is this exact belief that finds many people sear

ching their genealogy and learning about the cast of characters who preceded them. Myth

ological tales may be used to explain present phenomena. The past is often referred to in

famous speeches to point to the future. Likewise, in these forms of media, one can find pa

rallels to Joseph Campbell?s Monomyth, and his 17 Stages of the Journey through the trial

s and tribulations of our heroes of the past. Using the ancestry search of ___________,

the famous speech, ?TITLE? by _________, and the mythological tale of ____________,

prove that indeed, the ?Past is Prologue.?
William Shakespeare wrote the line, ?What?s Past is Prologue? in his Play The Tempest. The line is spoken by Antonio as he explains that everything that has happened up to that point, has led him to where he finds himself. It is this exact belief that finds many people searching their genealogy and learning about the cast of characters who preceded them. Mythological tales may be used to explain present phenomena. The past is often referred to in famous speeches to point to the future. Likewise, in these forms of media, one can find parallels to Joseph Campbell?s Monomyth, and his 17 Stages of the Journey through the trials and tribulations of our heroes of the past. Using the ancestry search of ___________, the famous speech, ?TITLE? by _________, and the mythological tale of ____________, prove that indeed, the ?Past is Prologue.?
Argument Essay ? Due 0420
Title ? Be clever! Be engaging! 5
Intro with obvious THESIS STATEMENT 10 -INCLUDE THESIS/INTRO IN ESSAY!
Body Paragraphs
(35 points each paragraph ? see below breakdown) Myths Top 100 speeches Finding Your Roots/(Who Do You Think You Are) ? celebrity

**Background Knowledge to set the stage for each speaker/myth 5 (x3)
Two Stages of the Hero and elaboration 10 (x3)
Minimum 2 quotes ? referenced (from text) 10 (x3)
1 example of Past is Prologue and elaboration 10 (x3)
Conclusion ? NOT a repeat of the INTRO ? see what follows 15
MLA ? Works Cited, etc. ? Heading/Title/Double Spaced/Page #?s 15
Punctuation/Spelling/Grammar 20 1st person ? automatic 10 points OFF
TOTAL /170

Conclusions ? (from Building Better Essays by Gina B. Hogan) The conclusion paragraph is the last paragraph in the essay designed to bring the discussion to a satisfying close. It is your last chance to persuade readers of your point of view or to impress yourself upon them as a writer and thinker. It should give the reader the feeling that you have said all you want to say about your topic. Its function is primarily to establish a sense of closure. When you start a conclusion, consider using any or all of the following methods.
?Restate the thesis statement in DIFFERENT WORDS
?Make a final observation about the focused topic
?Offer a thoughtful remark about the topic
?Summarize the supporting paragraphs in the body of your essay
?An acronym ? RORS ? Restating/Observing/Remarking/Summarizing
At the end of the conclusion, you want to leave your readers with a memorable impression about your topic and thesis statement. There are several ways to create memorable impressions.