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unit 2 lesson 15
Transcript of unit 2 lesson 15
Tuesday, October 14th
Copy down the lesson EQ and the word of the day
Answer the following question in your binder.
In one word, what do you think "Two Kinds" is about?
make a list of possible one-word topics
Life lesson, moral, or message about life or human nature that is communicated by a literary work
In other words...
Theme is what the story teaches the readers about life
A theme is not a word, it is a sentence.
You don't have to personally agree with the theme in order to identify it.
Money can't buy happiness
It is better to die free than to live as a slave
Themes are almost always implicit, or implied
Shows up in diction and figurative language
Can be determined by the author's attitude toward the subject
Apparent in the characters' behaviors
What does this mean for the reader?
Theme vs Topic
Be careful not to confuse theme and topic!
A topic, or thematic idea, can be one word: love, hate, revenge, greed, jealousy, etc.
+ assertion about thematic idea
+ qualifying clause (when, because, etc.)
Inner beauty (thematic idea)
Can be difficult to see (assertion)
When the world only cares about your exterior (qualifying clause)
Explain how Tan uses the central conflict between mother and daughter to develop the theme of the work.
Fill out the graphic organizer on page 26
Example: Beauty and the Beast