What is a good thesis statement for the book Into the Wild?
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As a writing teacher, I'm forever imploring my students to formulate their thesis statements in a positive way. In other words, think of a thesis statement in terms of a "position statement" or "opinion statement" (as thesis statements are also referred to). The thesis statement must put forth in a clear manner what position you are about to argue. The thesis statement must not be ambiguous. It must be an opinion (your opinion) on the subject that you will support with evidence (details, examples, quotes, etc.)
In the case of Into the Wild, a Wgood thesis statement might look something like, "In the story, Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, the main character, Chris McCandless relinquished all ties to his 'world' because he had become disillusioned with his place in society."
And then, you'd spend the rest of your piece supporting that notion.
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