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1 Theme Presented by Misbah javid
How to write short story and its salient features?? Presented by Misbah javid

2 Theme is about life or human nature .
Theme is not stated directly but must be inferred. Its not a moral lesson or rule of living. Theme: The story’s main idea. The message writer wants to communicate by telling the story. The central idea of a story.

3 Types of theme Implied themes must be inferred by considering all the elements of a story and asking what message about life is conveyed. Stated themes are directly presented in a story. And is easily defined.

4 For example: The theme of “Cinderella” is implied. The reader can infer the message that if you are in a bad situation, you should do the best that you can. In the end, things will work out for you.

5 Theme can be revealed by:
A story’s title. Key phrases and statements about big ideas. The ways the characters change and the lesson they learn about life.

6 Theme and topic matchup:
Courage Revenge Jealousy Dreams 1-Be careful how you treat other people; ___________ They may treat you the same. 2-Face your fear and you can defeat them. 2-__________ 3-Do not wish for what others posses. Be 3-___________ Happy with what you have. 4-Work what you want in life and you can 4-___________ Achieve any goal.

7 Creating thematic statements (not topic): Example: Courage
Courage allows people attempt difficult task  (Thematic idea) (Assertion about thematic idea) In their lives even when the (Qualifying clause: When, because, Possibility of failure is very high. Useless, even, so, that, whatever, if, etc)

8 Themes are Usually about Big ideas: For example: Freedom Friendship Trust Good vs. evil Poverty Education Life Law Bravery And much, much more

9 Valuable points: Theme is not the topic. Theme is the point being made about the topic. Theme is statement about life. A good theme teach valuable lesson about life . Some stories have only one theme or message. Other stories have many lessons or messages.

10 The theme of famous short story button button:
In the story Button, Button by Richard Matheson the theme of the story is don’t let money get the best of you. Listen to the people who love you. Remember if you push the button you can kill someone you love or someone you don't know.

11 The difference between theme and moral:
A moral can be a theme but a theme cannot always be a moral. A moral teaches you something (e.g. slow and steady wins the race).A moral is a message or lesson the author wants to teach. A theme is a device to help convey the author's message. A theme is a general idea (e.g. love, courage)


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