1. Introduction on What Is a Trap, and your thesis: tell us you're going to show us 3 examples of a trap. 2. First example -- Mrs. Mallard's trap in "The Story of an Hour." 3. Second example -- a character in a film or novel or the news who's in a trap (The Joker, Britney Spears, Aretha before she gets free -- it's up to you). 4. Third example -- someone you know of in real life who's in a trap, or was. 5. Conclusion. Sum up what you've shown us about traps, and then add any further questions or ideas you'd like to explore in the future!