Writing Exercise 5

No Delay, No Play

Write a one-page (250-300 words) essay analyzing the Development section of a movie.

In the Development, the main character typically struggles towards a goal but fails to achieve it. Analyze how the Development section of Jerry Maguire or The Matrix creates obstacles for the protagonists that prevent them from achieving their goals. Consider how these obstacles serve to delay the Climax and generate suspense.

(If you would rather analyze the Development section for the movie you plan to write about in your second essay, you may do so.)

For this, and all your essays in this class, please use strict MLA format.

Due: October 20

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