Humans are often cruel but also have a great capacity for kindness.
Hook: Hitler, one of humanity’s greatest villains, murdered millions – from grandparents to tiny children. However, even as his viciousness emphasized unguessed possibilities for how brutal a person could be, many responded with shining compassion.
(Thesis: Humans display the fiercest generosity in the moments of greatest adversity.)
Revised Thesis: World War II, one of humanity’s most savage times with a horrific civilian body count, also produced valiant heroes who risked death in the concentration camps to save innocents.
Ex 1: In WWII Hannah Sennesh parachuted into Hungary, leaving Israel where she was safe, so she could save her family.
Ex 2: One woman in WWII risked her life smuggling children out of the Warsaw Ghetto in coffins.
It is wiser to fear than to trust – agree or disagree
Intro: Read the fine print! There’s a reason everyone says this, as the warranties and disclaimers on something as popular as a cellphone often go on for six pages. In today’s modern world, those who sign contracts without consulting with a lawyer soon regret it.
Thesis: Those who sign contracts without consulting with a lawyer soon regret it.
Ex 1: My first publishing contract I talked to my agent
Ex 2: the house I lived in in San Jose a tenant was suing the landlord for not meeting regulations.