Narrative Essay

Orwell topic:  Narrative Essay

Choose one of the following topics and write a narrative essay. Length: five well-developed paragraphs at a minimum, but feel free to include an extra paragraph or two.  (Include the components of good narrative writing such as conflict, dialogue, overview sentence etc.)

1. Write a narrative essay about an incident that taught you a valuable lesson.  In the final paragraph, you ought to state specifically the lesson you learned. Write about an incident that occurred over a period of hours like the one George Orwell described—not over a period of days or months.

2. Write a first-person narrative in which you describe a failure—yours or someone else’s—to live up to the expectations of parents or other authority figures. (Langston Hughes’ essay “Salvation” could serve as an example.)

Due date: Jun 11

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