I understand the thesis of Mairs's "On being a cripple", however, i am not able to locate the thesis sentence. Is that because there is no thesis sentence, but a statement that is implied, and i can only state that in my own words?
Generally it is good academic practice to state ones thesis statement clearly near the beginning of their paper. However, in some more complicated pieces a thesis statement might be implied rather than stated clearly.
I have not read Mairs "On Being a Cripple", but I have had a chance to search online for some notes on her paper so I have some indication of what this piece ...
The expert locates a thesis statement of an article "On being a cripple". The implied statements are analyzed.