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In the Creative Writing session, one essay caught my attention. Laura Marostica gave an essay on pizza. (Yes, pizza. The food.) But it was such a poetic essay, with an almost playful tone which made it really fun to listen to. I could tell that she had thoroughly enjoyed writing that pizza essay. (It make me hungry, actually.) I thought to myself: "Self, when you write your essay, make sure you enjoy it! Choose a thesis that interests YOU! It will make the paper so much easier to write!"
For a while now I've been seriously reconsidering my thesis -- At first I wanted to analyze the Hero's Journey in The Phantom Tollboth, but even though it would be interesting to do that, I keep hitting a wall. I decided to steer my thesis in a direction which I loved and which plays a huge part in the book: LANGUAGE. Specifically, words, wordplay, and the perspective that comes with the use of language. (And I'll probably end up sticking the Hero's Journey in there somewhere.)
I still don't know for sure what my thesis will be, but as I am rereading the book I'm finding loads of material that I'm itching to use. I feel ready to write up 4 to 5 pages of my paper, though they won't be the first 4 to 5 pages. It's weird, but I'm ready to write the middle even though I don't have the beginning or end figured out yet. But I think that's okay, because now I'm finally going to enjoy my paper.
...maybe I should read more about pizza when I'm down.