The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin

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In an essay on "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin, how can the thesis statement be found?  How do you find a thesis statement in an essay?

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Different instructors will provide different guidelines as to what is sought when constructing thesis statements.  However, in terms of locating them in an essay, I think that there are some basic elements for which one must be aware.

The thesis statement is an argument.  It is something debatable.  The thesis statement has a distinct opinion to it and will be explored throughout the course of the paper.  When searching for a thesis statement in a paper's introduction , one seeks to find a sentence that "reveals perspective" and "like any good argument," its "perspective must be one which is debatable."  In terms of writing about literature, the thesis statement is going to make a particular statement.  In this case, we should be looking...

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