Example Thesis Statement: In the critical article "[put the title here]" author X explains [describe the main argument]. I agree with this statement, and I see evidence of this in Story A [put the title here] by author Y. Story A focuses on [explain briefly what it is about]. It is an important story because it shows [explain what is important in the story] through [explain how the story shows this important thing]. The critical article and the short story both demonstrate [your main argument here].