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tinytea | Student, Undergraduate

Posted April 22, 2010 at 10:18 AM via web

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What is a thesis statement for Trifles by Susan Glaspell or The Man Who Was Almost a Man by Richard Wright?

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teacher2011 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 22, 2010 at 10:26 AM (Answer #1)

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In The Man Who Was Almost a Man, consider Dave’s original goals for buying the pistol and what ultimately happens.  His aspirations to become a man backfire on him terribly, resulting in him becoming the laughing stock of the town. Later, he has something of an epiphany, resolving to find a place that will respect him.  Ask yourself how his original plans conclude in failure and later drive him to press on. What does this show us about an adolescent’s drive to be treated as an adult? How does he falter and keep pressing on? Make a sentence that sums up this path that many teens take.

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