Chapter 3: The Full Three Storey Thesis
Putting it all together, we now have an effective three-storey thesis in response to “The Ultimate Communications App.”
FIRST STOREY: Charles Justice in his essay “The Ultimate Communications App” writes for an audience of first-year university students in Canada. He uses the contrast of “cooperation” and “conflict” (para. 11) in combination with the repetition of the word “common” (para. 12) in closing his argument.
SECOND STOREY: Justice is arguing that while humans have become distanced into “occupying different places” (para. 11) to technological, agricultural and domestication evolution, it is the shared historical fact that humanity grew from the same original roots of collective language construction that unites every modern person to their human counterparts around the globe.
THIRD STOREY: After Justice defines common as “a level-playing field” (para. 6), the author concludes with a call to arms encouraging humans to understand their ethical responsibility to each other, and to “share” (para. 12) the concerns of a globalized human population in “Earth’s biosphere” (para. 12).
This full three-storey thesis expands on the second storey to identify the author’s call to action—what he wishes his readers to do after reading the text— and offers further evidence from the text to support the larger concluding goal of Charles Justice’s “The Ultimate Communications App.”