Theme, theme, theme! What is a theme? A theme is a written message or a taught lesson about a story or person. The book “Marigolds” by Eugenia Collier, is about an elderly lady, Miss Lottie and some children. They lived in a dry, unjoyful world. The perverse reasons started when Miss Lottie started growing MARIGOLDS in the arid late summer. The children disliked the fact that the world was so dry and Miss Lottie’s marigolds stood out and made the only garden patch look beautiful. The child, Lizabeth, was jealous of the only thing that Miss Lottie payed attention to. The main genre of this is to entertain the readers on the characters situation. The theme of this passage is mostly about seeking beauty.
If people give up all the time individuals will never get far in life or become successful, but if people try their best until people get better or at least try, people are less likely to fail. To begin, in the realistic fiction novel, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, there is a kid named Brian Robeson whose parents are divorced. So he gets on a plane to go see his dad, but usually stays mainly with his mom. When he goes on the plane for the first time since the divorce his plane crashes in the middle of a forest. Brian has to learn how to survive in the wilderness and hope he gets saved. The novel has two themes displayed through the novel. One theme is to never give up. Another theme is when an individual is scared to do something they can overcome
In Prisoner B-3078 by Alan Gratz, Yanek is a young boy who gets captured by Nazis and brought to the holocaust. As months come he gets transported to different concentration camps daily. Yanek finds ways to survive the holocaust, using courage, determination, and being fortunate. These traits help him succeed in his main goal, survival.
It’s important to know what drives people to take risks, but people do crazy, often dangerous, things when they undertake a mission. For example, Farah Ahmedi climbed a mountain on a prosthetic leg to reach to reach freedom. Rikki-Tikki Tavi wanted to protect Teddy, Teddy’s family, and the animals from the back yard. Aengus wanted to find his true love in the wild. These characters had different reasons for doing what they did. Aengus wanted to find love, while Ahmedi and Rikki-Tikki were trying to survive in desperate; however, all three shared an ability to endure to accomplish their goals.
Without a theme, a story is just a story with little meaning. To test whether a theme is worthy, the reader should ask whether it teaches a lesson, whether it's revealed through characters and whether it applies to the entire work. Several themes in the novel Night by Elie Wiesel and in the movie The Book Thief pass this test.In Night, Elie writes a memoir about how he and his family are sent to Aushwits, a concentration camp, for being Jewish during the holocaust. At the camps, Elie suffers through great trials that challenge his faith as he witnesses the worst in humanity. Similarly in The Book Thief, a fiction story about theme in character, Liesel Meminger. Liesel navigates her way through life in Germany during WW1. As she develops relationships,
People have different views on what success really means. Some say success is based on money or fame. If you have a lot of money or fame you're "definitely" successful. Others say success is based on your fulfillment and overall happiness in your life. Alfred Brooks, the protagonist in the novel The Contender by Robert Lypsite, has many friends, family, and supporters. Alfred also has almost no financial gain through boxing, but he's been inspired to work hard. Lastly, Alfred is very happy with his life even after his boxing career fails. On the other hand, Midge Kelly, the main character in the film "Champion," is the polar opposite of Alfred. Midge loses his friends, family, and supporters. Also, Midge is rich, but he dies alone and unhappy. At the end of the novel, Alfred Brooks is more successful than Midge Kelly is at the end of the movie.
The book Were all Made of Molecules, by Susin Nielsen, was an amazing story about a boy named Stewart who moves in with his father girlfriend and her daughter. Stewarts always wanted a sister, but not one like Ashley. Ashley is a total drama queen and complains about everything, she doesn't like Stewart one bit, especially when she finds out that Stewart is going to start going to her school. While Stewart is making new friends at his new school, he is also making enemies. Were all Made of Molecules explores the adventures that Stewart has with his new stepsister and the trouble she gets him into.
Theme provides your story with greater meaning and purpose. It allows readers to dig deeper into your writing. While some themes are incredibly evident (i.e. Androcles and the Lion depicts the benefits of helping others), others can be subjective. Take The Hunger Games for example; some say the theme is defiance of immoral authority while others might say the theme is surviving against all odds. Both would be right because Suzanne Collins' theme is open to interpretation.
Nagaina, another character in the story is cruel and protecting of her family. For instance, in the story, Nagaina was cruel. Nagaina had wanted to kill both the family and Rikki Tikki just for her eggs (para 51). Therefore her eggs could live and hatch with the family there, she wanted to rid the bungalow of Rikki and saw him as a problem. Nagaina’s cruel personality was very different from Rikki Tikki’s loyal personality. Also, Nagaina was also protective of her family. Like Rikki, she wanted to protect her family but went to drastic measures to protect them and would kill Rikki for her eggs (para 51). Thus Nagaina was protective which led her to be cruel and protective over her family.Nagaina was like Rikki in the sense that she wanted to
“I’ve learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” As Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela once said.Rikki Tikki was not afraid because he loves the family and his family loves him.The theme of the fictional story Rikki-tikki-tavi by Rudyard Kipling is being loved can make some characters have courage.
Nagaina first shows how wicked she is, at the beginning of the story. This happens when Rikki is telling Nag that you shouldn’t eat baby birds. Little does Rikki know that Nag has a wife who means to kill him. Lucky for Rikki, Darzee the bird warns him so he jumped “up in the air as high as he could go, and just under him whizzed by the head of Nagaina, Nag’s wicked wife.”(19)
In Rudyard Kipling's fiction story, "Rikki-tikki-tavi", the theme of Good vs. Evil is demonstrated through Rikki's actions during his many conflicts within the story. For example, when Nag and Nagaina are talking about how to kill the family outside the bathroom sluice.(evil) And The next morning Rikki asked Darzee where Nagaina has hidden her eggs, and went to smash the eggs.(good) After Rikki smashed most of the eggs he saw Nagaina in the veranda and went to trick Nagaina to save Teddy and kill Nagaina in a rathole.(good)pg 31-32
In today’s society, we have former National Football League(NFL) quarterback Collin Kapernick who’s no longer in the NFL because of his protest against racial inequality. However, many people believe he is no longer in the NFL because of his talent. Kapernick led the 49ers to Super Bowl 47. Although they didn’t win, he threw for 302 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 62 yards. Therefore, he didn’t get kicked out of the league because he wasn’t good enough, but for sitting down during the national anthem.
My favorite character from unit one was Rikki-Tikki, from Rudyard Kipling’s Rikki Tikki Tavi. I liked Rikki-Tikki because he was brave, selfless, and also caring. These are all important traits. Kipling developed Rikki’s traits early in the story. At first, he seemed helpless, especially when he was saved by Teddy and his family. However, soon afterward, you could tell Rikki- Tikki was courageous and willing to fight for them. Rikki was very loving to the family. Teddy’s mother was concerned for Teddy at first, but she eventually realized Rikki-Tikki could protect him. I would probably react the same way. RIkki-Tikki loved the family so much he risked his life multiple times to protect them. When Nagaina got into the veranda during breakfast,