Paper instructions:
Identify any passage from Blood Meridan.

Try to identify a passage in one of these texts that seems interesting on its own terms but that also contributes to some broader theme or argument in the novel.

Step II: Developing a thesis Statement
?Make sure that your thesis statement:
1) identifies your text, 2) identifies an important issue in the text (you can think about this as an argument, claim, theme, question, etc.), and 3) makes an argument about how the text engages with that issue. You will demonstrate that engagement through a close reading of your chosen passage.