Presentation on theme: "Universal Themes in Literature"— Presentation transcript:
1 Universal Themes in Literature Relating the screenplay and story of Star Warsto other novels we have read.
2 What is a Theme?A theme is a central message revealed through a literary work.It is a lesson that the selection teaches or a major point that the selection as a whole is about.It is a generalization about people or about life that is communicated through the literary work.
3 The Theme can be Directly Stated or Implied When a theme is directly stated, the reader is told what the theme of the selection is.When a theme of a work is implied, readers think about what the work seems to say about nature of people or about life.
4 Important things to note about Theme There is usually no single correct statement of a work’s theme, though there can be incorrect ones.A long work, like a novel, full-length play or screen play may have several themes.Not all literary works have themes - a work meant only to entertain may have no theme at at.
5 Understanding the difference between Main Idea, Subject, Topic and Theme:
6 Main IdeaThe Main Idea is any idea that is particularly important or central in a written work.
7 The Subject or Topic is what the selection as a whole is about. Subject = TopicThe Subject or Topic is what the selection as a whole is about.And remember the Theme is the message or lesson that the author is trying to communicate.
8 Main Idea The Subject/Topic and Theme fall under the umbrella of the Main Idea.
9 Common Themes in Literature The only person you can truly trust is yourselfIt is important to follow your instinctsMan is inherently evilMan is inherently goodIts not always good to listen to societyIts important to never give upHuman beings are products of their societyIt’s a crime to kill innocenceThe innocent aren’t always treated fairlyIt is important to stand up for what you believe inWorking as a team or group is more powerful than working aloneBe careful who you dateBe careful who your friends areTrust your instinctsDo what you must to surviveFollow your imaginationThere are times when you should get revenge on your enemiesLife doesn’t always have happy endingsThe force is a metaphor for spiritualityThe force is the energy that binds all life together