Note that the work, author, and character to be analyzed are identified in this thesis statement. It also identifies the element of fiction that the writer will explore (character) and the characteristics the writer will analyze and discuss (determination, faith, cunning).
Kiku John Steinbeck's Chrysanthemum is a story taken in the Salinas Valley, California. "Elisa is strong and enthusiastic at the beginning of the story." She works in the garden.
Her husband, Henry came to see her and asked if she would like to go to the city to see dinner and movies.
Miss Brill is a single woman, probably in her mid to late fifties.
She lives alone in a very small space without even a cat or bird. Her physical appearance is only alluded to in the 18-paragraph short story by Mansfield, but in reading about a day in her life, one has the impression of an intelligent, sensitive Miss Brill engages in shameless people watching.