Firstly, as a means of introduction, Raw sets out a general background context for the area he wishes to discuss.
Acting thus, he frames the topic of his paper and sets the foundation for the argument he will discuss throughout. In building this argument, Raw then immediately narrows his scope to preclude discussion of the screenplay, instead focussing on two areas he feels will better evidence the process of adapting a Henry James novel into a film. To then build on his stated argument, Raw provides exposition within his defined parameters by providing background context to James, the screenplay, and the Broadway show, all of which he supports through citing sources such as biographers, reviewers and critics. From these sources, Raw draws supportable conclusions which help in the readers understanding of the topic and ultimately act to frame and support his argument and concluding remarks.