How to write a thesis statement for an analytical essay Part 2
Write your thesis statement and don’t tell me what the essays going to prove just prove it get to the point. Another thing I want to quickly mention is that you cannot say I in an essay in an analytical essay about a novel and this genre of writing it is not appropriate to say I.
You’re going to say the reader but you’re not going to say I so we know what a thesis is and we know that it can’t be super obvious like coming out saying in this essay I will be writing about ok so another thing I might understand is that a thesis is more than simply a statement of a topic the thesis states your interpretation or your analysis or your opinion on the topic not just the topic itself so I’ve written two examples here to show you the difference this first one is simply a topic.
It’s not a thesis authors use specific techniques to create empathy and their readers okay that’s a topic we’re going to be talking about empathy and the techniques that are used this is more than a simple statement of a topic this expresses an analysis that the writer has done that they’re going to prove John Boyne allows his readers to empathize with the characters in the boy in the Striped Pyjamas through a skillful use of dramatic irony foreshadowing and his unique choice of narrator that is the writers interpretation.
The writers analysis and they’re going to prove it and they’re going to back it up with evidence the next thing I want you to understand is that a thesis a strong thesis will identify some subtopics in it should always give those subtopics in the same order that they’re going to show up in the body paragraphs so for example the same thesis statement I just showed you before John Boyne allows his readers to empathize with the characters and the boy in the Striped Pyjamas through a skillful use of dramatic irony foreshadowing and his unique choice of narrator.
You should expect as the reader that the very next paragraph that would come right here the very next paragraph, the first body paragraph would be about dramatic irony and how it creates empathy the second body paragraph would be about foreshadowing and how it creates empathy and the third and final body paragraph would be about choice of narrator and how that creates empathy they need to go in the same order the next thing I need you to understand is that your thesis shouldn’t give it all away by reading your thesis your reader should understand your main point and what you’re going to prove.