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Theme Statements. Developing theme through topics. Topic vs. Theme. Theme statements come from topic words (main ideas) , such as Rottenness and Decay Appearance versus Reality Madness Trust, loyalty and friendship Revenge and Filial Obligation. Topic/Main Idea.

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theme statements

Theme Statements

Developing theme through topics

topic vs theme
Topic vs. Theme
  • Theme statements come from topic words (main ideas), such as
    • Rottenness and Decay
    • Appearance versus Reality
    • Madness
    • Trust, loyalty and friendship
    • Revenge and Filial Obligation
topic main idea
Topic/Main Idea
  • Topics may be the same for different stories, but the authors’ messages about the topic word may be different
    • For example, in Romeo and Juliet an example of a ‘topic’ that the story addresses is ‘love.’
    • What happens to the characters at the end?
    • Based on the events and the ending what lesson is the audience to learn about love?
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Theme Statements
  • The theme of a piece of fiction is its view about life and how people behave. You extract theme from the characters, action, and setting that make up the story.
  • The THEME of a story is longer than one word as it expresses an opinion or a particular perspective on a topic. Therefore, theme is conveyed through theme statements expressed in sentence format.
  • Theme is a comment or opinion about the ‘topic’ in a story
  • Theme is usually communicated through the main character’s actions and must include the main character
  • When considering theme, think about what the writer wants the reader to understand – the lesson that the reader is to learn from the events and outcomes in the text.

*For example, in Romeo and Juliet a potential theme statement could be: “Love can prosper despite the hate rooted in family feuds.”

Notice that the theme statement addresses the topic of ‘love.’

simply
Simply…
  • Think of topics as the “what.”
    • What are the big ideas in the story?
  • Themes are the “so what.”
    • So what about the topic word?
    • So what is the author trying to say?
composing a theme statement
Composing a Theme Statement
  • Ask the following questions:
    • What is the topic about?
    • Why is the topic an important issue?
    • Who does the topic involve?
    • How does the topic affect the protagonist?
    • What problems or issues arise because of this topic?
    • How does the topic affect the way society functions in the text?
example
Example
  • For example, if your topic is the generation gap, you might ask yourself the following questions to gain an understanding of the topic and uncover some of its complexities.
    • · What is the generation gap?
    • · Why is the generation gap an important issue in this text?
    • · Who does the generation gap involve?
    • · How does it affect the protagonist?
    • · What problems or issues arise because of this topic?
    • · How does it affect the way society functions in the text?
  • Your answers to such questions will quickly uncover the complexity of this topic.
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Theme Statements + Support
  • In groups review the play and write a theme statement (sentence) based on one of the assigned topics (POINT)
    • Remember: A theme statement is the lesson that the audience/reader is supposed to learn from events & outcomes in the text
  • PROOF: Locate at least 3 quotations from the play which support your theme statement. Citation = (Act.Scene.Line)
  • ANALYSIS: Explain how and why the chosen quotes support your theme statement .
    • Rottenness, Death and Decay
    • Appearance versus Reality
    • Madness
    • Trust, loyalty vs. betrayal
    • Revenge and Filial Obligation
    • Man (human) versus himself
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