Thesis statements can be challenging to write, so brainstorming in advance will be very helpful! Let's look at two steps to get you started on a thesis for this paper.
First, think about the symbols in the book that stand out to you. Kristen Lentz, the previous Educator, already provided some excellent symbols in her answer, and those should provide you with a springboard into developing your own list, if you do not already have one. If you do not have your own list yet, think back through your class discussions. If your teacher is asking you to write about symbols, chances are you already talked about this in class quite a bit and have some in your notes.
Second, choose the type of thesis you want to write. There are two main formats: the three-point thesis and the open thesis. The three-point thesis allows you to outline your paper by choosing three points you'll cover in your body paragraphs. For example, "In the novel, hair is an important symbol of _______, _______, and ______." In...
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