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Unwind Analysis Essay

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Overview of the Steps:


Step One: Identify the importance of your character OR

Identify the importance of the theme

Questions to ask yourself:


What message does this character/theme send to the reader? What lesson do you learn from the character/subject?

Step Two: State the characters/themes importance in

your thesis statement.

Thesis statements must contain:


Author name Book title- UNDERLINED! Overall importance of the character or theme

Overview of the Steps:


Step Three: Claims Develop three reasons why your thesis is true, WITHOUT discussing the plot of the novel! Save the novels events for your quotes/explanations. Each claim will begin and be developed through a body paragraph. Step Four: Support Locate two quotes that support each claim. Remember: Quotes + your explanation of an event = support.

Step Five: Graphic Organizer


Thesis Statement Claim a Claim b Claim c

Support 1a Support 2a

Support 1b

Support 2b

Support 1c

Support 2c

Important Things to Remember:


Thesis statement is the LAST sentence in your

introduction. Thesis statement is the FIRST sentence in your conclusion. DO NOT USE FIRST OR SECOND PERSONAL PRONOUNS. Citations ALWAYS go at the end of the sentence which contains the quote.

__________ QUOTE (page number). QUOTE_____________ (page number).

MORE Important Things to Remember

Each body paragraph should be structured as follows: Claim Topic Sentence Support #1 Explanation of Support #1 Support #2 Explanation of Support #2 Connection of claim to thesis statement BLEND the quotes with your writing. EX: Unfortunately, this is not the case as seen when he states, Do you remember the meeting? How everyone was going to work hard until the shelters were finished? Well people dont help much (Golding 51). -Look at
this pretty Citation!!

Example Time!
Character Analysis Thesis:

In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the character Roger shows that when away from a civilized society, mans corrupt nature will eventually consume ones self.

Claim 1: Without rules of guidelines there are not any consequences, so Roger is allowed to act however he desires. Claim 2: As the novel progresses, the boys, including Roger, seeing the environment that they are in, feel the need to obtain savage-like characteristics in order to stay alive. Claim 3: When all hope is lost of rescue, these at first survival savage-like characteristics seduce Roger into exposing and acting on his corrupt nature.

Thematic Analysis Thesis:

In Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins implies that in order to fully accomplish justice for oneself or society, sacrifices must be made no matter what the cost.

Claim 1: Corrupt government may bring the need for justice; therefore to bring forth justice, sacrifice is needed. Claim 2: One may choose to sacrifice much or to sacrifice little, though to sacrifice none will not bring justice for oneself. Claim 3: Many consequences come from ones sacrifices, though to fully accomplish justice one must be willing to pay the cost.