I need a thesis for my essay on Amir and Hassan's friendship; even though I have read the entire book, I cannot create a good thesis statement. My essay is based on how their friendship has...

I need a thesis for my essay on Amir and Hassan's friendship; even though I have read the entire book, I cannot create a good thesis statement. 

My essay is based on how their friendship has loyalty, jealousy, racial issues, and betrayal. 

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Your essay covers some wonderful topics!  All you need to do is create a thesis statement that tells the reader what topics you are going to cover because a good thesis statement is a kind of outline or preview of the entire essay.  Essentially, in a thesis statement, you tell the reader what your main idea is and how you are going to support that idea. 

Let's suppose that I were writing this essay, covering the same topics you cover in yours.  My main idea might be that Amir and Hassan remain true friends to the end.  Now, here is a thesis statement I could write to state my main idea and the topics you have chosen to focus on:

Amir and Hassan's loyalty to one another survives jealousy, racial tension, and even betrayal, a true friendship at the end. 

Notice that I have a main idea here that lets the reader know that their loyalty overpowers the three obstacles to friendship, and what those three obstacles are.  I do not know what your main idea is in the essay, but whatever it is, be sure to state it and your topics in your thesis statement.  It's a map to the essay for your reader. 

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