What is an example of a thesis statement for "The Story of an Hour"?

A thesis statement for "The Story of an Hour" could make an argument about the imbalance in Mrs. Mallard's marriage.

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Thesis writing is hard work, but it is not something that can't be learned. It is a skill that has to be developed through practice. One reason that thesis writing is difficult is because they are often explained in a paradoxical manner. Teachers will say things like, "Your thesis should be specific, yet broad enough to give you writing room." Other times you are told, "It needs to be concise but long enough to develop an argument."

Because of those kinds of seemingly conflicting advice, I always recommend to students that they should try using what I call a "point and counter-point" thesis format. It ends up being concise and developed while also being specific and broad because it explores two different arguments.

This thesis format will start with the word "although" to force a dependent clause that makes one argument that is followed up by the other side of the argument.

"The Story of an Hour " is a short story, but it packs a punch. You can explore feminist themes. You can explore a...

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