The focus of my grading will be on your focus & elaboration. This is an essay grade.
Developing your thesis statement – 1. Consider the author’s purpose. Why did the author write the story that you chose? What message/theme/main idea is the author trying to get across to the reader? What is the author trying to explain about reality?
2. Sample thesis:
Magic Realism + Theme + One Way Theme is Communicated
Through the use of magical realism, Julio Cortazar’s “The Night Face Up” argues that often times readers need to become one with the past if they are to understand it; the author accomplishes this by incorporating ordinary objects in unusual ways.
-Include the author’s name, story title, and background on magical realism.