Was Napoleon Bonaparte a hero or a villain? Break Down the Question: Was Napoleon Bonaparte a hero or a villain? • When you answer a question that asks an either/or question (hero or villain, significant or not, etc) you should answer with grey area • Grey area means you say how he is BOTH a hero AND a villain First¶: Introduction Second ¶: Body 1. 2. 3. 4. Intro sentence Partition Sentence #1 (Preview of 1st Body Paragraph) Partition Sentence #2 (Preview of 2nd Body Paragraph) Thesis • Topic Sentence #1 (corresponds to Partition Sentence #1) • Info and analysis that supports the topic sentence Paragraph #1 Third ¶: Body Paragraph #1 Fourth¶: Conclusion • Topic Sentence #2 (corresponds to Partition Sentence #2) • Info and analysis that supports the topic sentence • Conclusion • Restating thesis, and partition in backwards order • Intro sentence: Napoleon Bonaparte, who ruled France in the early 19th century, was a conqueror, reformer, and emperor. • Partition: 1. To some degree, Napoleon was a hero for providing stability and positive reforms to a country ravaged by a decade of revolution. 2. But Napoleon can also be considered a villain, as he ruled with absolute power and denied his people several rights, including freedom of speech. • Thesis: Thus, while Napoleon was predominantly a hero, he was a villain at times in his attempt to gain complete control of France.