Decide what topic you wish to write about. Remember in class we brainstormed and came up with examples: 1) women 2) class 3) ethnicity 4) education.
Write a thesis paragraph that begins with your statement with topic + your opinion. Then include your evidence from the book. It can be a quote or an event.
Example: In House on Mango Street, author Sandra Cisneros questions the role of women in Latino culture. In “My Name”, the narrator, Esperanza, imagines a new name for herself. She says she was named for her aunt who was born in the “Chinese year of the Horse”. She says her aunt was bad luck because that’s what the Chinese believed about women born in that year. Then, Esperanza says the Chinese, like the Mexicans, don’t like “their women strong.” She calls that a “Chinese lie” to show how much she disagrees with the way she believes Chinese and Mexican culture prefer women to act weak.