Please help with a paraphrase.How can I change this into my own words? I've been playing around with it, but i can't figure out how to make it flow. Through a story of hope, desperateness and...

Please help with a paraphrase.

How can I change this into my own words? I've been playing around with it, but i can't figure out how to make it flow.

Through a story of hope, desperateness and opportunity, Tennessee Williams, author of the short story “ A Lady’s Beaded Bag” reveals an important aspect of human nature: people are classed based on the amount of their wealth by society.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that you have a very strong starting point here.  It seems to me that you might want to lay off the colon use and just word it to be a bit more direct in what you are trying to say.  Something that popped into my mind would be that "In his short story, A Lady's Beaded Bag, Tennessee Williams argues that a part of human nature is the social classification of people on the basis of wealth."  A similar way to approach this would be to bring out the "class system" in the thesis statement.  I would say away from the idea of "hope, desperateness [sic] and opportunity" because I think these are going to be brought out in the body of the writing piece.  Williams is a writer who is able to bring out the social dimensions of people's interaction in class systems or other forms of stratification, and when this is brought out, I think that the emotions that are alluded to in the first part of the thesis statement would become evident.

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