In Body Paragraph One, I'll show how he solves his arguments with his brothers and sisters.
In Body Two, I'll show how he overcomes his fear of the bad guys, and wins in the end.
In Body Three, I'll show how he helps his neighbor reunite with his long, lost son.
Kevin has several things working against him as the movie begins. His biggest conflict is disagreement with his brothers and sisters. His older brother Buzz is a bully, always putting him down and calling Kevin “a disease.” His sister is a foreign language nerd who is more snooty about it. She says to him, “Kevin, you are what the French call…les encompetant,” which means he’s incompetent. Kevin’s nasty personality and picky diet doesn’t help him out, either. He’s rude to his whole family, and throws a fit when all the cheese pizza is gone. You get the feeling that most of his family thinks he’s a jerk, because he is one. All the challenges he faces fighting the Wet Bandits give him a sense of power and responsibility that make it easier for him to be mature, even as a ten-year old. He’s a better, kinder person in the end, and his family sees that he’s a lot more responsible when they return and see the house decorated for Christmas.
Kevin’s biggest challenge is fighting off the Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, as they break into his home. In the beginning, they terrify him, but he scares them away by faking a Christmas party. Soon, he realizes they’re so stupid, fooling them will be easy. The next night, they try sneaking in through the doggy door, so he shoots off a package of fireworks, and the bad guys think someone is being blown away by a machine gun. The real fun begins when Kevin lets them break in, then with the help of Old Man Marley, he captures them and hands them over to the police. He sets a series of traps to trip up Harry and Marv. He sabotages the basement staircase, so when Marv climbs it, his shoes get stuck in sticky tar, and a long nail is pushed into the sole of his bare foot. Harry loses his hair and his gold tooth when his head is roasted by a blow torch, and he is smashed in the face by a falling paint can. In the beginning of the story, everyone tells Kevin he’s a loser. As the movie ends, he learns to think like Wile E. Coyote, and defend his home while his parents are away. The kid thinks more like a grown up than the adults do, and Kevin beats the bad guys at their own game.
If you're taking stuff from the internet, you must paraphrase. That means no more than four words from your original source should be in your paper. At the top of your paper, I'll need the web address of every page you visited while writing. We'll review it every day. At the end of class today, I'll be checking for your first body paragraph and your outline of what each paragraph will be. Stay diligent, Patriots.