Final Essay Outline


  • Introduce the story, “A Good Fall,” by Ha Jin with a brief summary, and the characters being focused on for this essay are Ganchin and Master Zong.
  • Introduce the deontology and virtue ethics, and brief description of how deontology applies to Ganchin, and virtue ethics apply to Master Zong.
  • Brief description of embodied globalization, and the indications of it in this story.
  • Thesis Statement: Ganchin’s deontology ethics has a negative to positive effect on him throughout the story, while Master Zong’s virtue ethics has a positive to negative effect on him.

Body #1

  • Brief description of Ganchin.
  • Explanation of how deontology applies to Ganchin (primarily from him following the moral principles of traditional monks; his attempt to commit suicide, working in the United States to financially provide for his family back in China, him committing to his monk traditions despite Cindy’s attempts to lure him.)
  • Explanation of how embodied globalization applies to Ganchin (his intention of working as a monk in U.S. to send money to his family.)

Body #2

  • Brief description of Master Zong.
  • Explanation of how virtue ethics applies to Master Zong (doesn’t pay Ganchin the amount that he owes him, took away Ganchin’s visa and tries to take him to the airport to send him back to China).
  • Explanation of how embodied globalization applies to Master Zong (hires monks that migrate to the United States, but never pays any of them the amount that he owes them.)


  • Restate the thesis, and explanation as to how it’s applied throughout the story.
  • Closing statement regarding the characters and their ethics.

1 Comment

  1. Professor Sean Scanlan

    Good work. I look forward to reading your essay!
    -Prof. Scanlan

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