How would you formulate a thesis statement with your opinion of the text?

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An essay that promotes the writer’s opinion or point of view is known as an argumentative essay. The thesis statement appears is the first paragraph, or introduction, of the essay; different teachers have different preferences about its position in the paragraph. The thesis will make a strong claim about the writer’s overall impression of the work or about a specific, important element within the work. The thesis statement may include the writer’s reasons for having a positive or negative opinion about the work and briefly refer to the element that generates that opinion. While the thesis must be be based on evidence from the text, it should not go into detail about that evidence. The introduction usually mentions that evidence, which will be developed further—including through support from paraphrased or quoted text—in the essay’s body paragraphs.

Imre Kertész’s Fatelessness includes several themes that are likely to make a strong impression on the reader. A thesis related to one’s opinion could directly address the central theme of the relationship between fate and lived experience. Another type of opinion could be concerned with the characterization of Gyuri, the protagonist, and refer to the author’s success in making him a round, believable character. A closely related thesis would focus on the use of a teenage, as compared to an adult, protagonist. A third type of perspective might center on the author’s treatment of the Holocaust through the lens of the Hungarian Jewish experience.

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