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LITERARY THEMES. Commonly found in creative writing. Themes can be found everywhere: movies, literature, stories, art… The theme of a fable is its moral. The theme of a parable is its teaching, The theme of a piece of literature is its view about life and how people behave. THEME.

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Literary themes

LITERARY THEMES

Commonly found in creative writing


Literary themes

  • Themes can be found everywhere: movies, literature, stories, art…

  • The theme of a fable is its moral.

  • The theme of a parable is its teaching,

  • The theme of a piece of literature is its view about life and how people behave.


Theme

THEME

Underlying meaning of the story

A universal truth

A significant statement the story is making about society, human nature, or the human condition


Literary themes

The theme of a literary work is its underlying central idea or the generalization it communicates about life.


Theme the meaning of life

Theme? The Meaning of Life?

  • The theme expresses the author’s opinion or raises a question about human nature or the meaning of human experience,


Topic and opinion

TOPIC and OPINION

  • At times the author’s theme may not agree with your beliefs.

  • Even then, if skillfully written, the work will still have a theme that illuminates some aspects of true human experience.


The author s task is to communicate on a common ground with the reader

The author’s task is to communicate on a common ground with the reader.

Although the particulars in your experience may be different from the details of the story, the general underlying truths in the story may be just the connection you and the writer are looking for.


The quest for immortality

The quest for immortality


The individual s relationship and obligation to society man vs society

The individual’s relationship and obligation to society. (man vs. society)


Literary themes

The individual’s inward journey to understand oneself and to identify who he or she is. (man vs. self)


The individual s relationship and obligation to the natural world man vs nature

The individual’s relationship and obligation to the natural world. (man vs. nature)


How do we achieve justice

How do we achieve justice?


The individual as hero what it means to be a hero or antihero

The individual as hero: what it means to be a hero or antihero.


What it means to be a survivor

What it means to be a survivor.


The individual s experience of alienation and despair

The individual’s experience of alienation and despair.


The artist s relationship and obligation to society

The artist’s relationship and obligation to society.


What tomorrow s world holds for us

What tomorrow’s world holds for us.


Topic love need an opinion

TOPIC = LOVE (need an opinion)

  • Marriage and Familial love

  • Romance

  • Platonic or companion love

  • Altruistic (for the good of everyone) love

  • Love of country

  • Admiration and infatuation

  • Possessiveness and jealousy

  • Intense dependency

  • Logical sensible love

  • Unrequited (unfulfilled/unreturned) love

  • Self-centered love

  • Godly love

  • Erotic love


Role of institutions man vs institutions

Role of institutions (man vs.institutions)


A theme is a statement with a topic and an opinion

A THEME IS A STATEMENT WITH A TOPIC AND AN OPINION


Literary themes

(Follow the format):in ink, in cursive:In the novel Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes, the theme is stated in the following manner: [topic] and [opinion] (in a sentence).


The theme in a paragraph can also be called a thesis

The theme in a paragraph can also be called a thesis!


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