write an introduction following the Instructions

Please write an introduction for the Final Paper. The introduction should be approximately 1/2 of a double-spaced page in Times New Roman 12-point font. The introduction should clearly address the theory you will use, list the short stories and authors, and end with a thesis that makes a clear claim. The thesis/claim should be an idea based on evidence that can be defended or opposed. Please underline the thesis. Short Story titles should be in quotation marks (“I am a Cat”).
How to Write an Introduction / Thesis
Thesis: A good thesis is specific:
[Weak] Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” explores the institution of marriage.
[Good] Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” explores a woman’s unpredictable reaction to her husband’s assumed death, but actually Chopin offers Mrs. Mallard’s bizarre story to reveal problems inherent to the institution of marriage.
A thesis is NOT an announcement of the subject:
[Weak] This essay will explore Susan Glaspell’s Trifles as a feminist work.
[Good] Trifles dramatizes the hypocrisy and ingrained discrimination of male-dominated society while simultaneously speaking to the dangers for women who succumb to such hierarchies.
A thesis is NOT a statement of absolute fact: [Weak] Marriage is an important institution.
The Purpose of the Introduction:
Introduce your topic/Create interest
Provide necessary (but limited) background information
Preview the rest of your essay
The introduction should move from general to more specific to most specific (thesis)
The thesis statement will identify the main idea and preview the rest of the essay. Remember that this is most often either one or two sentences. Please place the thesis at the end of the introduction paragraph and underline it. The other sentences in the introduction introduce the topic, create interest, and provide necessary (but limited) background information. Explain why the reader should care – show the reader why they should keep reading. Your goal is to create a compelling, clear, and convincing essay people will want to read

Sound Proofs: The thesis is more than a general statement about the main idea. It needs to establish a clear position that will be supported with balanced proofs: logos (logic / sound reasoning: induction, deduction), pathos (balanced emotional appeal), and ethos (author credibility).Length: The introduction, as with all paragraphs in the essay, should be approximately ½ of a double-spaced page in Microsoft Word.