Is my thesis statement well-thought out in regards to symbolism in Kate Chopin's The Awakening?  Here it is:In the course of her novel The Awakening, Kate Chopin sets out two significant symbols...

Is my thesis statement well-thought out in regards to symbolism in Kate Chopin's The Awakening?

 

Here it is:
In the course of her novel The Awakening, Kate Chopin sets out two significant symbols that are the birds and the sea, which emphasizes Edna Pontellier’s new life. 

If this thesis statement needs improvement, please let me know of where I've gone wrong. I know I have a topic and a controlling idea, but am I lacking in anything? Thank you.

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Your thesis statement is adequate if it is your intention to devote your entire paper to the symbolism of birds and the sea in Kate Chopin's novel. I have provided some reference links below this answer box which may be helpful to you. I think your thesis statement could use a little polishing, and I am offering a slightly revised version of it herewith.

Throughout her novel The Awakening Kate Chopin employs two significant symbols, the birds and the sea, in order to capture the feeling of liberation in Edna Pontellier's new life of freedom from social pressure and an unsatisfactory marriage.

Of course, there are many ways of expressing the same general idea, and you might want to tinker with my suggested version because you undoubtedly know the novel much better than I do. I did read  The Awakening  and admired it, but that was over twenty years ago.

 

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