Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Preliminary Thesis: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Though the deaths of love and morals portray the lost generation left in the wake of the Great War, Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises seeks to prove that these "deaths" were, in fact, temporary, and that life would subsist, gradually bringing direction back to the world.

What improvements should be made?
Did I lose you anywhere?

The purpose of my paper is to discuss/describe/illustrate the:

1) death of love and morals within the book
2)describe the situation of the lost generation left in the wake of a Great War (World War I)
3)show what Hemingway was trying to depict through the "aimlessness of the lost generation"

of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises

in order to show that theses "deaths" were temporary, and that life would be able to subsist, and bring the lost generation back into the true realities of the world.

4 comments:

Colleen V. said...

1. Have I taken a position that others might challenge or oppose?

Almost, I feel you are planning to "show" more in your paper rather than to "prove."

2. Is my thesis statement specific enough?

Yes, you ahve three specific areas you want to explore.

3. Does my thesis pass the “so what?” test?

Yes, I would be interested to read your paper.

4. Does my thesis pass the “how and why?” test?

yes, if you explain what strategies Hemmingway uses, and specify why he wrote the book.

Reena Patel said...

Overall your thesis is good. You provide specific detail and pass botht he so what test and the how/why test. Try to ilustrate your position more, to make it more clearer. Otherwise, it is awesome.

Anonymous said...

1. Others could easily take the view that the deaths were literal and not an allegory.

2. Yes, it is very succinct and to the point, you get the full scope of the argument.

3. Yes, you put out your criticism for all to see.

4. Yes, you could elaborate, but yes.

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