How can I write my THESIS STATEMENT about dreams?My essay explains the importance of dreams and how they affect people and their theocratic views. I have to tie the contents in with Shadow's...

How can I write my THESIS STATEMENT about dreams?

My essay explains the importance of dreams and how they affect people and their theocratic views. I have to tie the contents in with Shadow's dreams from Neil Gaiman's book "American Gods". I want to show that dreams are possible since they are "God's way to communicate to people."

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Keep it simple. When phrasing your question, you included most of the components of your thesis. Your thesis statement should clearly point out what you are writing to prove. For example, based on what you wrote: Gaiman believes that dreams are important because they are God's way of communicating with people. You have the thesis. Now you only need to elaborate with points from the book.
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kschweiz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

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Any time you are creating a thesis statement based on a work of literature, it is important to center the subtopics on different events within the story. This leaves you with a few options. You already have your statement of purpose--that is, "Dreams are God's connection to people." Now you have to explain your subtopics, which require you to determine which of these best supports the focal statement.

For instance, if you are suggesting that "Dreams are God's way to communicate with people" based on three different dreams Shadow has, you can list them and it would read as follows: "Dreams are God's way to communicate with people based on A, B, and C."

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