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09/04/2019

whats a good hook for my essay?

QUESTION
whats a good hook for my essay?
I’m writing an essay about the importance of names in The Bean Trees and The Scarlet Letter and I’m trying to think of a good hook.. something like.. idk.. names identify us.. or.. imagine if your name was something else, would you still be the same person?.. like something along those lines haha.. any ideas?!!

ANSWER
I love to use powerful outside quotes for my essay hooks.

For example, “The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers” by Marshall McLuhan or
“From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors”. ~Proverb

Try something like:

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet,” penned William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. But is this true? Do our names dictate who we are?…

Good luck! I usually have better success if I save my hook for last, sometimes I run across a great opener as I am writing the rest of my essay (although you should definatly NOT save the thesis for last!) 🙂