Im writing a compare and contrast essay on Frankenstein the book and Frankenstein the movie 1931 version. i was wondering how do you start an opening paragraph that includes a thesis statement for an essay like this? m not asking for someone to write me one i just need some examples how to write one myself. thanks for the help

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Your thesis sentence should include your SUBJECT and your ATTITUDE (a generic word) toward that subject.  It may also include a few of the major points that you base your attitude on.  I'm not sure if the 1931 movie is the Boris Karloff classic, but you might write a thesis sentence that looks like this:  Although both the original text and the 1931 movie of Frankenstein work with the same basic plot (SUBJECT), the movie trivializes some of the great social questions that Shelly presents in the novel (ATTITUDE).  You could list three of them here and create a tricolon, an excellent rhetorical device.

Good luck!


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