CLAS 40 Assignment #2


1. This is not a good thesis because it is an obvious statement

2. Same with this one.

3. This is a good example of a thesis statement because while it is obvious that Gaia gave advice to Zeus, it is not certain that without her advice Zeus would not have succeeded. Because of this, it sets up a specific provable point that the author can persue.


Through the acceptance of the apple, the “author” of the Garden of Eden myth portrays women as the ultimate source of evil. This thesis is good because it contradicts the normal thinking that the snake is the representation of evil and is something one could look to prove in the text.