12) Discuss the references to the English stage of Shakespeare's own time in Act II.
A strong thesis statement is the foundation of an interesting, well-researched paper. A paper without a central claim to control the content and direction will leave the reader (and your teacher!) confused and unconvinced. Your thesis statement functions to capture the attention of the reader, provide information about the purpose and content of the paper, and to establish your stance on the subject as the author.