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Explain the purpose of a thesis statement.
A thesis statement is required to effectively introduce the main topic to a reader. It should include all topics discussed within an essay to organize the contents in a way that will improve the readability of the paper.
Discuss one underlying theme found in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
A recurring theme within Shelley's Frankenstein is both the negative and positive effects of the natural world on humanity. Through the monster, we see the negativity created when nature is molded into something unnatural; yet, throughout the novel, we also see the goodness and relief that nature gives when it remains raw and untouched.
Explain the difference between an independent clause and a dependent clause.
An independent clause is able to stand on its own as a sentence as it expresses a complete thought; however, a dependent clause does not. It begins with a subordinating conjunction that requires it to be coupled with an independent clause to complete the overall thought.
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