Writing

Thesis Statements:

Thesis Statements can be equated in mathematical terms:

Thesis Statement=fact + opinion (the opinion is the element that needs to be proven)

Ex. Women have long hair, which attracts males more than short hair.

The Pianist is a film about the Warsaw ghettos during WWII, and demonstrates the most basic human desire which is to survive.

Points

1.      Taking the physical abuse of the Nazi’s, and not fighting back so that they would let him live.

2.      Asking others for help, when he could not help himself survive.

3.      Accepting the loss of his family, and finding value in his own life.

* no conjunctions besides the one connecting the two sentences. (coordinating conjunctions) Using more conjunctions makes your paper even longer.

Topic Sentences:

Topic Sentence= Point + Thesis Connection

Thesis Statement:

The Pianist is a film about the Warsaw ghettos during WWII, and demonstrates the most basic human desire which is to survive.

Point #1:

Władysław Szpilman, in The Pianist, took physical abuse from the Nazi’s in the Warsaw ghettos, so that they would let him live, which demonstrates his will to survive.

Point #2:

In The Pianist, Władysław Szpilman asked others for help, which demonstrates his will to survive.

Revealing his will to survive, Władysław Szpilman asked others for help.

Point #3

?Accepting the loss of his family, and finding value in his own life.?

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