Outline of Saboteur Essay
Outline of Essay
Title - The Importance of Settings in Ha Jin’s “Saboteur”
Introduction - Ha Jin brings out the historical setting, consisting of political, social and cultural, geographical and physical elements as all are important in this story and how they influence the story line (thesis statement)
Analysis - political, social and cultural elements as well as geographical and physical elements in the essay are discussed and analysed.
Conclusion - To reinstate the thesis statement and findings.
The Importance of Settings in “Saboteur”
“Saboteur” by Ha Jin may seem a straight cut reading pleasure to most people. Its plot, which is carried out …show more content…
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