Theme Essays

  • Universal Theme In The Outsiders

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    Socs or greasers, everyone can relate to different themes through personal experiences. In The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, Hinton mentions different universal themes such as family, change, and loss. The Outsiders tells a story about a teenage boy who grew up as a greaser and in a neighborhood filled with trouble. His friend and him get into huge trouble, so they have to rely on each other and other gang member to get through hard times. One theme that is touched in The Outsiders is the definition

  • Hatchet Theme Essay

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    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

  • Theme Of Sleep In Macbeth

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    Clutching daggers smeared with blood in his hand, Macbeth, in the Tragedy of Macbeth, cries out to his wife, “There’s one did laugh in ’s sleep, and one cried / ‘Murder!’” (Shakespeare 2.2.30-31). In his play, William Shakespeare tells the story of a couple, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, who perform commit wicked and immoral actions in an effort to sate their ambitious desires. However, as the play progresses, they are overcome with guilt and are afflicted with terrible dreams. Through his portrayal

  • The Theme Of Appearance Vs Reality In Macbeth

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    Shakespeare’s play Macbeth displays a theme of appearance of reality, which is shown throughout the play in many forms. Appearance vs. reality means that things are not always as they seem. The reality of a situation depends on the person's perspective. In Macbeth, the whole play is appearance vs. reality due to the devious plot, and mindset of many of the main characters. Such as, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and Banquo. As soon as Macbeth starts, the theme is immediately shown by the three witches. In

  • The Theme Of Love In Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms

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    Love is the one thing that can bring people together. All around the world, people find love in other people, material objects, or religion. In A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, two Americans stationed in France, Frederic Henry and Catherine Barkley, find love in eachother during World War 1. Their relationship is tested time and time again by the war, but their love for eachother is what motivates them to survive. At first, Frederic and Catherine’s relationship is based on physical attraction

  • Rebel Without A Cause Theme

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    The films’ main theme begins at the opening credits played by brass instruments and cymbal. It has a dramatic beginning and breaks with a jazzy sound. This is where we see Jim Stark stumbling down a deserted street drunk, at this point the main theme returns warm and soft. It sounds like Rosenman is using

  • The Watsons Go To Birmingham Theme

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    the play “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” are similar and different in many ways. They are the same because they have the same theme, being different. For example, In “Making Sarah Cry” she is treated differently because of her features, In “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”, they are treated differently because of their skin color. The passages are different because the themes are represented differently. The character's actions are different in both passages. In “Making Sarah Cry” Sarah stands up for

  • Theme Of Ambition In Victor Frankenstein

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    Victor Frankenstein embodies various types of themes and characteristics throughout the austere story, delivering such themes and ideas via his speech, decisions, and character growth. And, the more intense and self-destructive themes that Victor is at the mercy of throughout the novel in are: ambition, isolation, and revenge. Victor Frankenstein, throughout his actions, words, and growth in the novel, develops the dangerous and threatening themes of ambition, isolation, and revenge,

  • Checkouts Cynthia Rylant Theme

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    experienced fear in their lives, such as the fear of taking a test, the fear of speaking in front of a class, the fear of walking in the dark, etc. These instance relate to the theme in “Checkouts by Cynthia Rylant, which is never let fear take control. This theme is also reflected in the poem “Don’t Fear” and the novel, Divergent. A theme in the short story “Checkouts” by Cynthia Rylant is never let fear take control. For example, the author writes “He wanted a second chance. Another chance to be confident…

  • The Theme Of Innocence In Catcher In The Rye

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    innocence. This essay will explore the theme of loss of innocence in the novels “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro, and “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding.  The theme of loss of innocence can be seen in the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger. Through the character of Holden and the use of dialogue, metaphors, and colloquial language, we are able to see how the theme of loss of innocence has changed and

  • After The War Theme Essay

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    One of the many themes presented in the novel "After the War" is that sometimes, even living is an act of courage. This theme is shown multiple times throughout the book. One example of this theme is when Sarah lived in a dark and malodorous sewer for a year and a half. Another example is Jonathan 's story, when he explained how he took care of his brother, and found Zvi. And how Ruth continued fighting on during her flashbacks, and near the end of the book, when she was feeling suicidal. Sarah

  • Gold Can Stay Theme

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    the poem, “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and the story The Outsiders the authors’ develop this theme of innocence and youth in similar and different ways. In the story, The Outsiders the author, S.E Hinton, develops the theme throughout the setting and imagery, ideas, and the author’s presentation of information in the story. Setting and Imagery does develop the theme in The

  • Analyzing Themes In Mark Twain's The Treasure Of Lemon Brown

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    Treasure of Lemon Brown Theme David’s dad had graduated from high school, however he dropped out of college and has always regretted dropping out of college. So when David told his father that he was thinking about dropping out of college his father became very infuriated when he heard this. David fought with his father for about a week because he wanted to drop out. Eventually his father explained why he wanted him to stay in college and why he needs to do well and David decided to stay and

  • Symbolism In Tillie Olsen's I Stand Here Ironing

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    difficult for single mothers because there is not enough time for both. The use of first person narration, stream on consciousness, and the point of view of the story really allow for the reader to get a empathize with the mother. Moreover, the symbolism, theme, and conflict of the story convey the unadulterated dialogue and feelings of guilt and regret. Overall, Tillie Olsen created a great piece of literature that gives an accurate depiction of the struggles that many single mothers face regarding the relationship

  • Strengthsquest Reflection Paper

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    the assessment, my five themes include: adaptability, responsibility, strategic, relator, and maximizer. After better understanding these themes and how they relate to my life, I can connect them with my personal and work life. Adaptability Of my five themes, adaptability is a theme that I actively see in my life and prior to taking the StrengthsQuest assessment, I knew this theme was likely to be one of my themes. Currently, I see myself actively practicing this theme frequently and when reflection

  • Being Prey Short Story Analysis

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    are setting, theme and plot. So, the elements in these selections compare or contrast with each other in different ways. First off, in “Sound of Thunder” and the story “Being Prey” the authors choose a similar setting which is an environment where reptiles/predators thrive and prey on other animals. For example, in “Sound of Thunder,” “Into the green wilderness, over the steaming swamp, among giant ferns,” (pg.81). In addition, in “Being Prey,” “Kakadu’s paperback wetlands are

  • Power And Jealousy In Shakespeare's Othello

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    “Iago belongs to a select group of villains in Shakespeare who, while plausibly motivated in human terms, also take delight in evil for its own sake” (Bevington, 2014, p 607). Understanding his sense of self might reveal another tragedy regarding how egos across the human condition demonstrate unique frailness. “Critics often debate Iago's motives. What drives him to act as he does? Some people believe Iago is simply, but purely, evil, doing immoral things merely to be bad” (Hacht, 2007, p, 657)

  • Seligman's Positive Psychology In 'The Fault In Our Stars'

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    The reason behind chosen Seligman’s positive psychology is that in dealing with cancer patients, in the real life, the patients usually have the concept of depression as a side-effect of dying, they decide to stay away from any kind of socializing or making new relationships, all the above are the opposite of positive psychology that looks at the things from a positive angle, which suggests the good life they have in dealing with

  • Lost Innocence In Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

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    Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.” This realization made by Janie supports one of the biggest themes in this novel, which is that the concept of innocence and womanhood can’t exist at the same time. Because Janie finally lets go of her “childish fantasy”, her innocence is lost and she is now a woman. The theme of lost innocence in exchange for womanhood is also prevalent in Hurston’s story Sweat. This idea is one of the reasons that Sykes and Delia’s

  • Similarities And Similarities Between Okonkwo And Macbeth

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    The stories of Okonkwo in Chinua Achebe’s Things fall Apart and Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Macbeth may seem to have no relations with one another. However, there are a multitude of similarities and parallels between these two men. The tragic flaws of the two cause their demise. Okonkwo as well as Macbeth can be identified as tragic heroes due to both men suffering from tragic flaws; however, their similarity of being tragic heroes diverge due to both men having different motivational factors that