Step 6:
Write an Introduction to the Block:
Have a transition into the block.
Tell the precise idea that you will be proving.
Give the author
and title of the work 
that you will be quoting to prove your idea.

Writing the introduction last will enable you to be certain that what you say you are going to do is what you did. [!]


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      Another example of
devotion to duty can be seen in
Geoffrey Chaucer's
Canterbury Tales.
The Parson shows his love for his
parishioners by making sure that
they have the support of the
church at critical times in their
lives. When the members of his
parish are in need, even though

            Wide was his parish, with
            houses far asunder, yet he
            neglected not in rain or
            thunder, in sickness or in
            grief, to pay a call on the
           remotest whether great or
           small, upon his feet and in
           his hand a  stave.
           (Carlsen 97)

The Parson would go anywhere at any time and in any weather to help his people, no matter what problems they had. Though he didn't have a horse to ride, he was still willing to go on foot to help them.

The Parson was the perfect leader for the community, as he set a good example of kindness to others that the townspeople would hopefully follow. He was quite different from the Friar and the Pardoner, who were only interested in cheating and hurting the common people that they came in contact with.

In India, Mother Theresa has shown an incredible amount of love to the dying, the poor, and the unwanted, as she has set up hospitals and shelters for those whom the society has not considered important enough to merit care. Her Missionaries of Charity have done much good around the world (Buresz 53).

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