Theme Lesson

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Theme Lesson

  1. 1. Lesson 11
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Life Lessons” </li></ul><ul><li>Based on what you’ve learned in your life so far, what two lessons do you think will be most important to teach your children? Are these two lessons also ones your parents have taught you, or do they come entirely from you own life and experiences? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What exactly is this elusive thing called theme? </li></ul><ul><li>The theme of a fable is its moral. The theme of a parable is its teaching. The theme of a piece of fiction is its view about life and how people behave. </li></ul><ul><li>In fiction, the theme is not intended to teach or preach. In fact, it is not presented directly at all. You extract it from the characters, action, and setting that make up the story. In other words, you must figure out the theme yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Theme is the perception about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The writer's task is to communicate on a common ground with the reader. Although the particulars of your experience may be different from the details of the story, the general underlying truths behind the story may be just the connection that both you and the writer are seeking. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Notice repeating patterns and symbols . Sometimes these lead you to the theme. </li></ul><ul><li>What allusions are made throughout the story? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the details and particulars in the story? What greater meaning may they have? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that theme, plot, and structure are inseparable , all helping to inform and reflect back on each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, be aware that a theme we determine from a story never completely explains the story. It is simply one of the elements that make up the whole. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Read the poem To a Mouse by Robert Burns and discuss all possible themes. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion: What does Burns seem to comment on about community and society? Does he reveal any universal themes about the nature of society? </li></ul>

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