Analytical and argumentative essays require different approaches. When you're asked to analyze something, for example a piece of literature, you are being asked to examine and evaluate the work to answer some how or why questions. When you're asked to make an argument, you must investigate a topic, collect, generate and evaluate evidence, then establish a position. In both cases, the thesis statement should always communicate to your reader what to expect from your essay. An analytical essay explores and attempts to answer the hows or whys that emerge with a particular topic or issue. Analyzing requires you to break down a subject into its component parts for examination, so your thesis statement should not only present your topic, it should also communicate how you will analyze it.
Sophocles' Antigone - Creon and Antigone
Thesis Statement on Antigone: Civil Disobedience | Category: English
Essays on Antigone
The universal theme of feminism is represented throughout the novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and the play Antigone by Sophocles. The main character in Persepolis Marji and Antigone in Antigone both test the social standings and roles of women in their country and make sacrifices of their well-being to do what is right. Marji tested the social standings of women by wearing her veil incorrectly, putting herself at risk. Antigone defied her uncle, Creon the king, testing the social limitations.
A thesis is to an essay what a theme is to a short story, play, or poem: it's the governing idea, proposition, claim, or point. Good theses come in many shapes and sizes. A thesis cannot always be conveyed in one sentence, nor will it always appear in the same place in every essay.