I was wrong last week – I found another essay from my early days of school. High School or my first semester of college. I am not sure. It’s an English essay based on a short story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
It’s funny to read it now because it’s just such an essay. Do you know what I mean? It really just lays it all out in that first paragraph: I’m going to talk about this, this and this. Very typical and obvious thesis statement, you could use it in a middle school class as an example.
“Okay, class, read this introduction and highlight the thesis statement.”
And they’d all get an “A”.
Still, it makes me want to re-read “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World”, so there’s that.