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"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." --Henry David Thoreau

How does a thesis bind an essay?

The thesis sets up the theme in the essay and what it will be composed of overall. It can be an argument or analysis of the essay. Usually in one sentence it tests ideas, organizes and develops argument and provides a "guide." The thesis, in other words, should be the answer or key to the essay. A strong thesis justifies the discussion and expresses one specific statement.
(source: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/thesis_statement.shtml )