Literary Themes Themes commonly found in literature
What is a theme? <ul><li>Themes can be found  everywhere :  literature ,  stories ,  art ,  movies  etc… </li></ul><ul><li...
Theme = Universal Truth <ul><li>The theme is usually something everyone goes through, a statement or a lesson about life. ...
Common Literary Themes (Themes repeated in many works)
1.   The quest for  immortality
2.  The individual’s relationship and obligation to society.   Sometimes called “man vs. society”
3. The individual’s inward journey to  understand himself or herself/identity.   Sometimes called “man vs. self”
4. The individual’s relationship and obligation to the  natural world .   <ul><li>“ man  vs. nature” </li></ul>
6. Being a hero or anti-hero
7. What it means to be a “ survivor. ”
8. Love conquers all.
9. The importance of family.
10.   Friendship
More Themes <ul><li>Bravery:  Never give up. </li></ul><ul><li>Greed: Family and friends are worth a ton. </li></ul><ul><l...
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Theme power point (short)

  1. 1. Literary Themes Themes commonly found in literature
  2. 2. What is a theme? <ul><li>Themes can be found everywhere : literature , stories , art , movies etc… </li></ul><ul><li>The theme can be a moral . </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself, “What is the story teaching ?” </li></ul><ul><li>Try to figure out the author’s view about life by looking at how people behave . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Theme = Universal Truth <ul><li>The theme is usually something everyone goes through, a statement or a lesson about life. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Common Literary Themes (Themes repeated in many works)
  5. 5. 1. The quest for immortality
  6. 6. 2. The individual’s relationship and obligation to society. Sometimes called “man vs. society”
  7. 7. 3. The individual’s inward journey to understand himself or herself/identity. Sometimes called “man vs. self”
  8. 8. 4. The individual’s relationship and obligation to the natural world . <ul><li>“ man vs. nature” </li></ul>
  9. 9. 6. Being a hero or anti-hero
  10. 10. 7. What it means to be a “ survivor. ”
  11. 11. 8. Love conquers all.
  12. 12. 9. The importance of family.
  13. 13. 10. Friendship
  14. 14. More Themes <ul><li>Bravery: Never give up. </li></ul><ul><li>Greed: Family and friends are worth a ton. </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty: True friends will tell you when you’re wrong, and they’ll never leave you. </li></ul><ul><li>War: When man has suffered a loss, no one wins. War is necessary sometimes. </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty: The truth will set you free. </li></ul><ul><li>Kindness: It is better to give than to receive. </li></ul>

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