Mozi Prompt of the Week

Fortnite Engagement Argument Essay

Over 3 million people are playing Fortnite at any given time.  In this mass online brawl, hundreds of players leap out of a plane on to a small island and then fight each other until only one is left. Hidden around the island are crossbows, rifles and grenade launchers. Players must arm themselves while exploring the landscape and buildings. The last one standing wins.

Many parents are concerned that their children are disengaging with the real world. Make a claim about whether or not parents should be concerned about this.

First, support your claim by providing evidence about the effect that Fortnight might or might not have on those who play it. Then, state a counterclaim that offers strong evidence to support the other side of the argument. Finally, write a concluding sentence that reinforces your claim.

Finally, what role does fantasy and fiction play in our real lives?