How can the themes of rebellion and immaturity be used in a thesis statement for "A & P"?

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First, those are quality themes to be analyzing for this story. Finding supporting text for those themes shouldn't be a problem. Second, a thesis needs to make an argument. It shouldn't be a statement of fact, because then there isn't anything to argue for and try to prove. Third, I think the themes of rebellion and immaturity can be tied together. In other words, present to your readers that those two themes are intricately woven together and are not two themes that are completely independent of each other. Keep in mind that Sammy is a fairly young individual. He's technically an adult; however, he's only nineteen. He hasn't been a full-fledged adult for that long, and that's why he kind of looks down at adults like Lengel.

Lengel's pretty dreary, teaches Sunday school and the rest, but he doesn't miss that much.

Sammy doesn't consider himself to be similar to Lengel, and Sammy is incapable of looking at the Queenie situation from Lengel's adult, managerial point of view. Sammy is

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