Learning about Theme
Let's explore the concept of theme!
What is theme?
As Wikipedia would say...
So what are some common themes?
Honesty, Perseverance, Survival, Friendship, Love&Friendship, Person vs. Nature, Courage, Good vs. Evil, Family
Theme vs. Main Idea
Main Idea: A short summary of what the story is mostly about.
Main Idea: No matter what happens, Spongebob and Patrick will always be friends.
Main Idea: Even though his friends warned him, Nemo found his courage to touch, "The Butt".
Theme: Good vs. Evil
Main Idea: There is always a bad guy behind the mysteries in Scooby Doo, but Mystery Incorporated (Scooby and friends) will never let them get away with it!
Let's Practice Theme... We'll Start Off Easy!
Let's make this a little harder.
1: Give me a brief summary of the story
2: Explain to me the characters, setting, and general plot
3: Choose a theme, discuss WHY you believe your story is this theme
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Can a story have more than one theme...?
For example: Romeo and Juliet
What is our central theme? Love.
Can you think of any others?