How do I write a thesis statement for "I Were a Good Man"?
I am not sure what you mean by "I were a good man," but in general, writing a good thesis statement is a matter of following a few of these rules:
1. Mention your topic.
2. Mention what you think about your topic.
In general, a thesis statement should be no more than one or two sentences. Try to avoid phrases like "Now, I am going to talk about...." or simply listing ideas.
· Theme is NOT:
o The Plot (Don’t give a summary and think you have theme.)
o The Subject or topic (Though your theme can come from the topics discussed in the text)
o Expressed in only one word.
§ Use the following format in order to identify/describe the themes of a piece of literature:
· In (the story, novel, play, poem) ___________________________________, the author wants us to understand that.....
· Anything which will complete this sentence and is a general statement about life is the theme. However, the theme cannot be a part of the plot. There is no wrong answer if you can defend your statement with the events which occur in the text.
o Example: In the movie The Wizard of Oz, the director wants us to understand that home is the most important place to be.