Theme Book Study

What Happens When a Good Idea Goes Bad?

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This image represents a good idea going bad by a good idea bubble turning into a bad idea bubble. This is shown by the good halo over the good one. And the bad idea bubble has demon horns.

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Stung by Bethany Wiggins

My first book that i read was Stung By Bethany Wiggins. This book represents my theme question by a young girl named Fiora in a post apocalyptic world where a virus spread by bees infects everybody. Later along the way she meets an old friend named Bowen. She meets Bowen when she gets captured by her local militia for trying to steal their food. This was one of her good ideas that went wrong. "I nod, like I had a choice in the matter. Facing the camp I dig my toes into the pavement. And I sprint." P.43 Wiggins, Bethany. Stung.


My second book that I read was Incarceron. This book was about a young cell-born boy named Fin. He was born into a mass prison which is alive and impossible to escape, well that is what everybody thinks. Until another boy named Sappique finds a magical glove and escapes. Finn, mystified by how Sappique escaped, then decides to look for a crystal key that will lead him to Incarceron’s gates. He also goes with his oath brother named Kiero and a young maid named claudia, which he later marries. But after his long difficult journey they are met with a major problem. Kiero cannot leave due to him having a mechanical finger. That was one of the best examples of how a good idea went wrong. But another good one is in the beginning when Claudia first meets Fin. Here is the quote. “She jerked out of his grip; with one twist was up and screaming,’run! Everyone run’! But the grids in the floor were crashing open; arms came out, bodies were heaved up, weapons slammed down on stone. An alarm sounded. Incarceron stirred.” P.12 Fisher, Catherine, and Nancy R. Leo-Kelly. Incarceron. New York: Dial, 2010. Print.

The Maze Runner

My third book is The Maze Runner. This book is about a young teen boy named Thomas. He is placed in a gigantic maze with a bunch of other random teens. They live in a safe place where the walls close every night so nothing bad or harmful can get in. All of the bad things from the maze come out at night. One time one of Thomas’s friend got hurt outside in the maze and another of Thomas’s friend was helping him. He then called out for help from Thomas. He had the major decision get stuck outside in the maze for that night or stay in the safe area but let his friends possibly die. Here is the quote from the book. “ Thomas knew he had no choice.He moved, forward. He squeezed past the connecting rods at the last second and stepped into the maze.”

Dashner, James. The Maze Runner. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

How Is My Theme Question Addressed In The Real World Historically?

A good example of how a good idea went bad in history was in the civil war times. How the southern states left the union expecting to win the war but then they lost horribly and lost slavery. This all happened at one battle, Gettysburg. It was a good idea to try to capture D.C but they ended up loosing the battles and getting pushed back until Ulysses S. Grant captured Richmond V.A. And yet another example of a good idea going bad in the civil war is Pickets charge. He charged the union camp, but ended up loosing a gigantic amount of troops and gets pushed back.

And down below I have a video explaining the battle of Gettysburg. GettysburgCVB. "The Battle of Gettysburg." YouTube. YouTube, 14 Apr. 2015. Web. 27 May 2016.

The Battle of Gettysburg

How Is My Theme Question Relevant To My Life?

An example of a good idea going bad in my life was when I was really young (I don't remember the exact age). I was playing outside with my older brother when all of a sudden I fell into a ground hornet nest. The bees then proceeded to attack me. I ended up getting stung really bad and I had to be escorted to the hospital. This represents the question by showing a little kid playing outside (good) but then all of a sudden he falls into a ground hornets nest (bad).
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How Is The Question Answered By A Poem Or Song?

My theme question is answered by the kids song Humpty Dumpty.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

"Humpty Dumpty: The Lyrics." Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme Lyrics, Origins, History and Pictures. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 May 2016.

It relates to my theme question by a big egg humpty dumpty sitting on a wall to rest or just to sit down. But all of a sudden he falls off that wall and cracks himself. Which that is a bad consequence to a good idea. But also it can also be looked at like how he tried to do something good for his body. But he ended up hurting his body. Thus it is still a good idea going bad. :D :D :D