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Theme (corresponds with Cornell Notes)

Revised fby Grifin from Junk's original
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Erin Griffin

on 1 December 2014

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Transcript of Theme (corresponds with Cornell Notes)

Theme Clues
Theme is:
*a
broad
idea about life.
Why do I
need to know
about theme?

Look at this topic from
"The Hunger Games.
A theme is a
message
about
life
or
human nature
that a writer wants you, the reader, to
understand
.
Stories can have MORE THAN ONE theme!
Here are some examples of multiple themes in a piece of literature. Some themes for
The Hunger Games
could be:
BE CAREFUL!!! Don't get too specific with your themes.
"Dwarfs are helpful"
is too specific to the
Snow White
story.
Title: The title may reflect the story's
topic
, its
theme
or both.
is the
subject
of a literary work

Theme
Theme is not topic!
Topics are what the author has chosen to write about.
For example, the topic of "The Hunger Games" is

dystopian society
,
government control and corruption
,
overcoming challenges
.
Try this!
What is the topic of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is about:
a beautiful princess
community
dwarfs
an evil queen
jealousy
Theme is

different

from topic. The number
of words it takes to sum up a topic is usually
one or two
.

However, it usually takes

one
complete sentence

to express a theme.
running away
What is Suzanne Collins saying about the topic government control and corruption?
This is the theme.
One possible theme is:
Try this!
Using the topic "jealousy" for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", what is the theme?
How do they eventually end up?
How are the jealous characters portrayed?
Before you decide on the theme, take a look at "jealousy" within the story.
What do they do?
Given what we know about the Evil Queen, who was jealous in the story, what is the author trying to tell us about jealousy?
Jealousy is a powerful emotion that can destroy lives.
This is
one
of the themes of S
now White and the Seven Dwarfs
.
A theme is:
*usually
not
stated
; it must
be
inferred
.
Theme is:
*what the
author
wants you to know
A theme is a

message

about

life

or the

human nature

that a writer wants the reader to

understand
.
Theme tends to focus on discoveries about the BIG topics in everyone's life.
BIG topics,
like what?
understanding the nature of love
accepting responsibility
understanding loss
dealing with ambition
discovering the joys and problems of friendship
"Absolute power corrupts absolutely".
Themes
aren't
specific to the work of literature you're reading, but relevant to all of us.
Here are more examples of multiple theme for one story.
Teamwork often leads to success
Making a difference takes hard work
Everyone is their own person and no one belongs to anyone else
Too much power can lead to chaos
Love conquers all
Good triumphs over evil
Good people are blessed while bad people are punished
"A bow and arrow will help you survive the Hunger Games" is too specific to
The Hunger Games
"Being evil will turn you into a witch and you'll fall off a cliff"
is too specific to
Snow White
.
"Splitting the country into districts would never work"
is too specific to
The Hunger Games
.
Plot: A story's plot often revolves around a
conflict
that is important to the theme.
Characters
What characters do
and learn can
reflect
a
theme.
Setting
A setting (place and time)
can suggest theme through its
effects on characters and on
the
plot
of the story.
Practice finding
the theme...
"The Lion and the Mouse"
Fable by Aesop
What is the topic?
What is the theme?
What is the topic?
What is the theme?
"Little Sister"
poem by Nikki Grimes
The End
Ask: What is the story

about
?
Some popular themes occur in many
different stories. These are called
recurring themes
.
Ask: What is the story

about
?
Here are some examples of theme that are too specific!
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