How do you find the theme of a story?
Sometime the writer will just come right out and tell the reader. You could look for this. The theme is the main idea that links all the parts of a story together, and some books will just say straight out in the beginning what they are going to show you. Sometimes, though, the writer isn't so forthcoming and the reader has to deduce the theme by himself. If that is the case, here are some things to look for:
- Ask what lesson would I learn if I went through the experiences in this book? For instance, in Tess of the d'Urbervilles you might be inclined to suspect that life is just one endless tragedy. In The Odyssey you might think that clever people always triumph.
- Ask yourself how the story makes you feel. Sometimes the theme is difficult to express in only a few words and is only a nebulous collection of impressions. In The Furnace the theme could be 'God is best when he is far away.'
- Follow the protagonist. Anything she is supposed to learn about herself or a problem is usually an important theme.
- Look for any patterns or repeating ideas (i.e. Poe's use of heightened senses)
- Look at the genre - every genre has themes that are common to
- What mistakes must characters learn from, or what difficult decisions must they wrestle with?
- Analyze the conflict (man vs. man, vs. society, himself, nature, supernatural, technology, etc. At the heart of the conflict is often a theme the author wants you to chew on.
- Look for an idea that fits with many parts of the story or one that is repeated.
- Don't overthink it. Themes are usually simple. Here are some examples: honesty, acceptance, don't be greedy, treat others the way you want to be treated, beauty is only skin deep, love others, don't boast, don't think you are better than others.
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Outside of the plot, the 'theme' is often used to describe a topical issue that runs through the story, for example, fatherhood, unrequited love, racism. But it can also be mo…re subtle, - that which colours the plot, sets its tone, gives it context, for example, water, the sky, sex, and can often be found in the story's imagery and metaphors. or The central idea or concept in the story (Sometimes could be the conflict of the story too) In some places, theme could mean an authors message. What point is the author trying to get across? Ex: Don't judge a book by it's cover (don't judge a person by how the look) theme is the truth about life that a story reveals "Theme is the central message of a literary work. It is not the same as a subject, which can be expressed in a word or two: courage, survival, war, pride, etc. The theme is the idea the author wishes to convey about that subject. It is expressed as a sentence or general statement about life or human nature. A literary work can have more than one theme, and most themes are not directly stated but are implied. The reader must think about all the elements of the work and use them to make inferences, or reasonable guesses, as to which themes seem to be implied." (from Laying the Foundation series of books published by AP Strategies in Dallas) For example, if love is a topic/subject of two novels, a major theme in one of the novels could be "Love, if taken to extremes, can be negative rather than positive," while in the other novel, the theme might be "Love can conquer even the greatest evil." Notice that the topic/subject is the same, but the messages about that topic/subject are different in different works. Consider this: A theme is a meaning of a work . (Yes, there can be more than one "meaning.") Can the meaning of a work be love? hate? greed? No-that makes no sense! Those are just topics, not themes. The theme is the statement an author is making about a topic. To find it, just look for the main idea. A theme is the writer's message about a topic. Some examples of themes are: honesty, acceptance, don't be greedy, treat others the way you want to be treated, beauty is only skin deep, love others, don't boast, don't think you are better than others.
Hmm hmm hmm play a joyful son you hansel me gretel we have a dream which is unfullfilled
it is to not over exaggerate death.
The theme of a story is the 'meaning' or 'philosophy' that the story is trying to convey. For example the novel 'Frankenstein' is an argument in the 'nature vs nurture' contro…versy with the story coming down heavily on the nurture side.
There's not one website, but you can use your search engine tofigure out some of them. Just type in the name of the story or bookand the word "theme" or "plot" or "setting" an…d see what comes up. Of course, you can do this yourself just by reading the story!
love is blind
The school story is about one girl wants to get the other girls book published but that girl does not want to because her parents do not know about the book and that one girl …wants to lie to her parents that her name for the book is Cassandra day but the problem is that her mom is a publisher.
Analyzing the characters helps you to understand what the author istrying to say with the story. You need a certain kind of characterfor every theme, and figuring out what the… characters want and needwill help you figure out what the main idea, or theme, of the storywill be.
No. The theme is the overall meaning of a story while the moral is 'a lesson that can be learned'. For example the theme of a story might be 'corruption breeds corruption' wh…ile the moral might be 'trust no one'.
women in our society must struggle to get their rights
The Chronicles of Narnia are actually Christian allegory. C.S. Lewis was a devout Christian who used a lot of symbolism in all of the stories. For one thing -- think about A…slan. He's the son of the Great God. He sacrifices himself so that the children can live in the first book. He is reborn. In a later book, he appears to the children as a lamb. See what other Christian themes you can find in the books!
In The Bible
God saves those who act upon their faith.
Nobody has ever done a scientific study -- you could do one to find out. The percentage is going to be small, though, because most people in the world do not read much.
Descriptive language shows you what's important in the story, andthat leads you to the overall theme, or important idea. If thestory is told in harsh, cold language, it's got …a different themethan if it's told in soft, flowery tones.
Watch for an idea that links parts of the story together.