Do not simply summarize the work’s treatment of your chosen topic; rather, analyze-how the work’s treatment of your chosen topic serves the work’s goals. When you approach the work you are analyzing as an active document with an agenda, you ensure that your thesis will be compelling and truly argumentative. Topic: Analyze the representations of hunting in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. What can we glean about the culture that generated the poem based on the poet’s detailed accounts of hunting and processing animals? What figurative significance(s) does hunting take on as the poem progresses?