No one would 've ever thought that s/he were similar to a person that lives across the Pacific or atlantic, or even a person across the globe. Actually, s/he might be similar to the person across the globe. Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman and “Human Family” by Maya Angelou both share a common them, even though they talk about two tremendously different topics. This theme is that even with high-scale differences, people can nevertheless recognize similarities with others. Maya Angelou shows the theme by showing that everyone has a diverse lifestyle, but the lifestyle is made up of common things. On the other hand, Paul Fleischman portrays the theme by showing how so diverse people united to form similarities, through a common goal or common passion.
Maya Angelou gets the theme across to the audience by showing how everyone’s life is different, but it is made up of the same ingredients. In stanza 25 of the poem it says “ We love and lose in China, we weep on England 's moors, and laugh and moan in Guinea, and thrive on Spanish shores….. In minor ways we differ, in major we 're the same.” In other words in different places around the world people do different things, but have a main similarity in them. By saying “ laugh and moan in Guinea, and thrive on Spanish shores….. In minor ways we differ, in major we 're the same” it means that people that live in different places have different ways to express their emotions, but everyone have emotions. For example people in England get