SPECIFIC PURPOSE: At the end of my speech, my audience should understand three important points of the history of Halloween.
THESIS STATEMENT: The three most important points of Halloween can be summed up by looking at its origins, how it came to include jack-o-lanterns and bobbing.
for apples, and how it is celebrated today in the 21st century with .
trick-or-treating and haunted houses.
When the leaves start turning different colors and falling off the trees, when the temperature starts falling and the sun starts setting a little earlier each day, it makes me think of Halloween. .
AUDIENCE JUSTIFICATION .
Most people think all Halloween is about is dressing up and going trick or treating. It didn't start out as a going door-to-door and getting candy event every October 31st. In fact, Halloween originated as a Celtic festival more than 2000 years ago. .
ETHOS/CREDIBILITY STATEMENT .
When I was a kid, Halloween was my favorite time of the year. It wasn't even because of all the candy and the dressing up, but for the overall atmosphere of it. I have always loved all things scary and fall has always been my favorite season so naturally every year I look forward to the end of October every year. .
THESIS STATEMENT .
The three most important points of Halloween can be summed up by looking at its origins, how it came to include jack-o-lanterns and bobbing for apples, and how it is celebrated today in the 21st century with trick-or-treating and haunted houses.
I. Beginning somewhere around 800 BC, The Celts celebrated "Samhain"(pronounced "sow-in"), according to the book entitled "The Celts" by Nora Chadwick.
A. Samhain is a festival to recognize the end of summer.
1. The Celtic celebrated Samhain near the end of our month of .