And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.
And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected.
This section should familiarize the reader with your approach to the piece, set the stage for your thesis statement and build anticipation for the rest of the essay.
Typically, a thesis statement is the last sentence in the introductory paragraph.
The thesis is a premise that the author believes to be true, and will give evidence for by way of facts or situations that reinforce this central idea.
Thesis statements are most often found in academic writing, and have a subtler yet analogous role in fiction.
Therefore, he strongly believes that we must try to understand where other people are coming from.
This one statement is a thesis that the rest of the book supports.
TOM: Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth.
I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion. The character of Tom narrates the play, and often breaks the fourth wall to address the audience directly.