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  • Topic: traditional gender rolesTheme: women are in the kitchen (apron), men in the field, working (pitch fork)
  • Night theme

    1. 1. Topic vs. Theme What’s the Difference?
    2. 2. What’s a topic? O A subject O Something people talk or write about
    3. 3. What’s a theme? O what the author is saying about a topic O A main idea communicated (in full sentence form) O Note: O There may be multiple themes about one topic in a piece. O Many pieces cover more than one topic, so there are usually many themes in a piece of writing.
    4. 4. Practice with Art
    5. 5. “American Gothic” Grant Wood (1930) O Describe what’s depicted in the painting. O What’s a topic in the painting? O What’s a theme about that topic?
    6. 6. “American Gothic” Adaptations O What has changed from the original? O How do those adaptations alter the painting's meaning/theme?
    7. 7. “American Gothic” Adaptations
    8. 8. “Mona Lisa” Leonardo DaVinci(c. 1503) O Topic? O Theme?
    9. 9. “Mona Lisa” Adaptations O What has changed from the original? O How do those adaptations alter the painting's meaning/theme?
    10. 10. “Mona Lisa” Adaptations
    11. 11. How do writer’s create themes?
    12. 12. Theme Machines O Plot events O Characterization O Seen in the setting O Using a unique POV O Imagery/description O Rhythm of the language
    13. 13. Let’s get back to the book.
    14. 14. Examine your topic in Night. O Prepare for Socratic Seminar using the handout. O Identify passages worth talking about. O Identify ideas worth reviewing. O Develop open-ended questions to dig deeper. O Identify themes and how Wiesel developed them to figure out the purpose of your topic in Night.

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