I need help writing a thesis statement for a research essay I have to do.  This is the question:What ideas of love, friendship, and marriage are displayed in Shakespearean sonnets, such as 30, 55,...

I need help writing a thesis statement for a research essay I have to do.  This is the question:

What ideas of love, friendship, and marriage are displayed in Shakespearean sonnets, such as 30, 55, and 116.

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The answer to the question will be your thesis statement.  Embedded in your question are sub-questions:  how are love, friendship, and marriage defined in the poems?  what characteristics do they have?  how can they be preserved? what relationship do they have with time?  Look carefully at each of the sonnets you mentioned.  You may find common threads and be able to synthesize your ideas into a thesis like this:   

By showing that friendship can end sorrow, that love can and should be immortalized, and that marriage beween true minds is steadfast and unchanging, Shakespeare's Sonnets 55, 30, and 116, respectively, depict the value of human relationships.  

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