Literary Themes. Themes commonly found in literature. What is a theme?. Themes can be found everywhere : literature , stories , art , movies etc… The theme can be a moral . Ask yourself, “What is the story teaching ?”
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Themes commonly found in literature
Theme is the…
The theme is usually something everyone goes through, a statement or a lesson about life.
The theme expresses the author's opinion or raises a question about human nature or the meaning of human experience.
Even then, if skillfully written, the work will still have a theme that illuminates some aspects of true human experience.
Although the particulars of your experience may be different from the details of the story, the general underlying truths behind the story may be just the connection that both you and the writer are seeking.
THE PURPOSE OF THEME
At the same time, theme in literature can enlarge one's understanding of life.
It is simply one of the elements that make up the whole. Some short stories have secondary themes as well.
(Themes repeated in many works)
“Stranger, stop and cast an eye.As you are now, so once was I.As I am now, so you shall be,Prepare for death and follow me.”
Sometimes called “man vs. society”
Sometimes called “man vs. self”
aka: “The Future”
Sometimes called “man vs. the institution”
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