The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Questions and Answers
by Douglas Adams

Start Your Free Trial

I need help writing a thesis for a 12 page essay on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxay by Douglas Adams.  I am a high school junior and science and math are my strong points.  This is one of my favorite books and I understand the satire, symbolism, & historical context of the book, but I am having trouble pinning down and writing a solid thesis for my paper.  Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. 

Expert Answers info

accessteacher eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write13,728 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

A great place to start when trying to come up with a thesis statement for a work of literature is to pick one of the work's themes and use that to build a thesis statement. If we carefully examine the themes and relate them to your scientific interest, perhaps one of the most appropriate that we can identify is that of absurdity. This is a text where things are deliberately shown to happen randomly without any cause and effect. This is mostly thanks to the Improbability Drive on the Starship Heart of Gold. If we just think about the absurdity as a result of this Improbability Drive for one moment, we can see that the Heart of Gold rescues Dent and Prefect from a sure death in space only because it...

(The entire section contains 366 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial