In the Aristotelian or Classical Framework for argument, a writer might target an audience of readers
that is undecided or neutral about the main claim (thesis statement) of the essay. A section is placed
directly before the conclusion for acknowledging opposing viewpoints. Then the writer chooses to
concede or refute that view.
Why does the writer not want to spend much time on an opposing viewpoint? Why mention that
viewpoint at all? How might a concession help or hinder the main claim of the essay (the thesis)? What
are some opposing viewpoints you might include in your definition essay?