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Eleanor & Park 35-58
We finished Eleanor & Park for today. Write a short summary of a chapters so that it will be easier to find key scenes.
TWO FAIRLY EASY WAYS TO CREATE AN ARGUABLE THESIS:
1) Use “should”, “must”, “needs to” to reveal the imperative that you’re arguing for:
Example: The Klamath River must be given sufficient water to avoid further salmon die-offs, as happened recently.
2) Add your opposition to your thesis, so we know what the opposing argument is early on:
Example: Although the farmers and other competing water interests would argue against this, the Klamath River must be given sufficient water to avoid further salmon die-offs, as happened recently.
Either way it’s clear that race plays a big role in this novel.
Whether its their meaningful bus rides, their developing dialogue that come with their developing relationship, or Park coming to Eleanor’s rescue, they both have grown as individuals and have shown the people around them that they are their own person and finding their way.
That is to say that the differences between the two couldn’t be greater, but ultimately that’s what allows them to share their unique perspectives and brings them together.
The bus ride symbolizes social hierarchy. As the story goes on it also becomes Eleanor and Park’s safe place. A place they look forward to everyday because they know they will see each other. How did a simple bus ride change their lives?
Write a Thesis
- Picks a side
- Makes a claim
- Supported by evidence