Themes in literature

Themes in literature

THEMES IN LITERATURE 4 OCTOBER 2016 TOPICS THEMES Love Failure Nature Capitalism Greed Pride

Power Identity Self-reliance Communication Immortality Social mobility Death Individuality

Temptation Racism Isolation Vanity Beauty Loss of innocence War Fate

Materialism THE INTERNET SAYS Defined as a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly A works thematic concept is what readers think the work is about Its thematic statement being what the work says about the subject WHAT DOES THE WORK SAY ABOUT THE TOPIC? What does Harry Potter say about love? What does Harry Potter say about power? What does Harry Potter say about fate? What does Harry Potter say about immortality?

What does Harry Potter say about isolation? What does Harry Potter say about racism? What does Harry Potter say about war? A NARRATIVE THESIS? KIND OF. The theme is essentially an argument the story is trying to make. Its the point the story is trying to get across. There can be multiple within one story. Sometimes these arent shoved into your face; they might be hard to find. They need to be universal transcend one work to a condition of humanity. Love can help us overcome obstacles vs. Lilys love for Harry saved his life

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