Writing Exercise 6

Good & Bad Coincidences

Write a one-page (250-300 words) essay identifying and analyzing the use of coincidence in a movie.

In “The Perils of Coincidence,” John August suggests that movie coincidences come in two basic types: Fundamental and Minor. Using these terms, identify one Fundamental and one Minor coincidence in a movie and evaluate how effectively they work in the context of the story. (You can pick any movie you like for this analysis.)

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

Due: October 25

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