Goldilocks: Innocent Child or Naughty Girl?

Okay, I write to model for my students almost every day. If anyone needs help with writing a character analysis essay, here is a sample introduction and body paragraph that I wrote for them today.

Innocent Child or Naughty Girl?

In the classic children’s story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the young, fair-haired main character, little Goldilocks, is characterized as a disobedient child. By taking a closer look at the story, the reader can find evidence that Goldie was just an innocent girl who did not know that she was wrong when she broke into the home of The Three Bears.

In the beginning of the story, The Three Bears carelessly leave their house unlocked when they go for a walk. Goldie, tired and hungry, stumbles upon the open home and, upon finding it empty, enters in search of something to eat and possibly a place to rest. Without thinking, Goldilocks tastes the Bears’ porridge. While Goldie was being thoughtless, she was not being malicious. She only needed to satisfy her ravenous hunger. If the Bears were truly concerned about the security of their home, they would have put their food away and locked the door upon leaving.

(Character traits not italicized and the thesis is in bold. This is just a sample, I would continue to focus the rest of the essay on my take on Goldie being an innocent child. Please remember, this was written for beginning essay writers)

If you have questions, leave me a comment and I will do my best to help. I was an English major, so I have written a ton of papers about literature.

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