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Thesis Statement On Death And Dying

First of all, you have my sympathy in losing your dad so young.

In this essay, please consider what your three body paragraphs will be about.  Will you be discussing three adversities which he faced such as not being able to handle a full dose of chemo so that he had to go more often?  Would one paragraph be about how he talked with the family about his death, allowing you to talk with him...

First of all, you have my sympathy in losing your dad so young.

In this essay, please consider what your three body paragraphs will be about.  Will you be discussing three adversities which he faced such as not being able to handle a full dose of chemo so that he had to go more often?  Would one paragraph be about how he talked with the family about his death, allowing you to talk with him about goodbyes or things you would miss having him not be there?  Would one paragraph be about the effect on the family of having a father with cancer or would you focus on only him?

Each of the questions I've included are to help you focus your essay so that your thesis statement contained in the introductory paragraph will introduce the reader to the three ideas you plan to discuss in your essay.  For example, your thesis statement could be something like, 'My father, the center of our family, was diagnosed with cancer which forced him to face the effects of chemo on his body, affected the rest of the family in positive or negative ways, and because he could face his death and discuss it, so also could the family talk with him about saying goodbye.' 

Just be sure that whatever you choose for your three body paragraphs, that the thesis statement introduces the reader to what you will discuss. Good luck on a difficult essay topic. 

Death, sample thesis statements


Your paper ought to be centered around giving support for a thesis. This thesis should be based on the material we've studied in the class, but the paper should not just be exposition of what the people we've studied have said, but should contain arguments for your own views that take as their starting point the arguments we've looked at in class.

These are just samples; you may argue for one of these if you wish, but you aren't restricted to them. Another good place to look is in the list of reading response papers; they give a decent list of topics we've studied and suggestions about things you might want to argue about.


In this paper, I will argue that Locke's objections against the 'spiritual substance' view of personal identity fail.

In this paper, I will argue that Hume is right to suppose that we don't encounter a 'self' within our experiences, but that this doesn't give us good grounds for rejecting the 'self's existence.

In this paper, I will argue that we do have a sort of identity similar to the sort of identity that plants have across time, and that Locke was right (and Hume wrong) to count as a genuine identity, not mere similarity.

In this paper, I will argue that Butler's objections against Locke's memory criterion of personal identity succeed, and that parfit's attempt to answer those objections via 'q'memory' fail.

In this paper, I will argue that Rahula and Parfit are wrong that losing a beleif in the self would help make us less afraid of death.

In this paper, I will argue that the person who enters to teletransporter dies, and ought to be afraid of his death.

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