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Genre vs. Theme

Genre vs. Theme

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Genre vs. Theme

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  1. Genre vs. Theme What’s the difference? Let’s first look at genre… Joyet 2006

  2. Genre vs. Theme Think of genre as a category in literature like… …can you think of any? Joyet 2006

  3. Genre vs. Theme That’s the ticket: tragedy, comedy, farce, fiction, non-fiction, etc… these are all genres. Joyet 2006

  4. Genre vs. Theme In film there are similar genres such as: tragedy, comedy, farce, westerns, science fiction, fantasy, documentary, etc…these are all genres. Joyet 2006

  5. Genre vs. Theme Now let’s look at theme. When asked to look at theme think of “topic.” Or what’s it about? Joyet 2006

  6. Genre vs. Theme “What’s it about? Whoa, isn’t plot what it’s about?” This is true in terms of the story, but theme is what it’s really about like between the characters. Joyet 2006

  7. Genre vs. Theme Theme is something like loyalty, vengeance, unrequited love, redemption, etc… Joyet 2006

  8. Genre vs. Theme There are universal themes. You’ll find these themes reoccurring over and over again. Joyet 2006

  9. Genre vs. Theme Universal themes come from emotions and transcend (cut-through) culture, gender, age, geography, historical period and genres. Joyet 2006

  10. Genre vs. Theme Remember genre? Let’s think about genre again. Think about a story you know. Got one? Joyet 2006

  11. Genre vs. Theme What genre would you place your story in? What was the theme? These are separate things and we need to know the difference. Joyet 2006

  12. Genre vs. Theme Why you ask? So we can have a decent conversation with our date after the movie. Joyet 2006

  13. Genre vs. Theme Let’s look at genre again. Joyet 2006

  14. Genre vs. Theme Star Wars belongs to a genre. Can you guess which one? Joyet 2006

  15. Genre vs. Theme That’s right!: Science Fiction. Joyet 2006

  16. Genre vs. Theme Harry Potter belongs to a genre. Can you guess which one? Joyet 2006

  17. Genre vs. Theme That’s right!: Fantasy. Joyet 2006

  18. Genre vs. Theme The Simpons belongs to a genre. Can you guess which one? Joyet 2006

  19. Genre vs. Theme We call it satire, which is usually loaded with social commentary. Joyet 2006

  20. Genre vs. Theme Now let’s look at theme again. This time in the context of the genres we were playing with. Joyet 2006

  21. Genre vs. Theme Star Wars has many themes. Can you guess some? Joyet 2006

  22. Genre vs. Theme That’s right!: love, loyalty, persecution, freedom, and redemption, just to name a few. Joyet 2006

  23. Genre vs. Theme Harry Potter has a theme or two. Can you guess some? Joyet 2006

  24. Genre vs. Theme That’s right!: family, loss, love, community, and friendship, just to name a few. Joyet 2006

  25. Genre vs. Theme Even the Simpons has a theme or two. Can you guess some? Joyet 2006

  26. Genre vs. Theme You guessed it: love, loyalty, persecution, freedom, redemption, family, loss, community, friendship and even corruption. . Joyet 2006

  27. Genre vs. Theme That’s it for this review. Hope you are clearer on the concepts of genre vs. theme; and when asked to identify either one in a literary analysis won’t be too confused. Keep reading! Joyet 2006