Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Claim, Evidence, and Warrant in a Letter About Theme

American Fork Junior High School     [He used correct letter format.]
Room 223
Period B4
Nov. 25, 2013

Dear Ms. Dorsey,
        I just finished reading The House of Hades by Rick Riordan. The biggest theme is the book is: 'It is admirable to risk your life for something worth saving."     [He included the title of the book -- italicized -- and the name of the author.]

 [He provided specific evidence from the book of how this theme is shown in the story.]
         In the House of Hades the seven demigods from the prophecy of the seven are on a quest to save the world from Gaea and the giants. The demigods risk their lives the save Camp Jupiter, Camp Half blood, and the world. 

         As an example, while Nico and Hazel are sick and about to die from poisoning, Frank saves them, single-handed, from a pack of strange poison cow monsters. He could have died while fighting the cow monsters, but he fought to save his friends. 

        Another example would be When Bob the Titan saved Percy and Annebeth from the vampires. Percy and Annebeth were in Tartarus, and Bob wasn't until he came to save them. He could have died from going into Tartarus, but also risked his life to save them.

        My last example is when Leo, Hazel, Annebeth, and The goddess of Magic fight the giant of non magic. Fighting him was very dangerous and they all could have died, but they risked death and they all saved the world.

 [He told how the theme could apply to his own life.]
        I haven't ever risked my life to save anyone or anything, but in the future I could serve in the Armed Forces, or  be a police man, or a firefighter. I have learned from this book that if you risk your life to save something worth saving it is admirable to others.

[He used correct letter format.]

                Easton A. (Last name removed for Internet use)