Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Preliminary Thesis.....A Farewell to Arms

The purpose of my paper is to discuss/describe/illistrate:
1. the developments of the relationship between Henry and Catherine
2. foreshadowing in the dialogue of Catherine
3. the importance of the innocent appearance of Catherine

in order to show.....
That through the contrast of Catherine Barkley's innocent appearance and realistic outlook on life she causes Henry to awaken from his emotional detachment from the world, allowing him to see the evils of people which drive him to find an escape through desertion and blind love.

3 comments:

Roxanne said...

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

Yes...some may not agree that the "desertion and blind love," is an escape

2. Is my thesis statement specific enough?

yes, specific examples

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

kind of..how does this effect the overall theme/message of the book?

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

the how test, but why is it important to awaken?

Alex Huang said...

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

Agreement with Roxanne on this one; isn't evil subjective?

2. Is my thesis statement specific enough?

Yahxxors.

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

Yeah-ish.

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

How = win. Why = not win. The why portion doesn't seem to be made very important.

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