Theme of the short story My Uncle Jules?
poor man tells orgin of great saying?
What do you think the theme of the Battleground is by Stephen King?
I have to do a paper, I've read the story again and again and I wanna see if any of your answers make sense to me, what is the overall theme of the story? Or in other words, what was King trying to convey through the story?
Why are themes important in a story?
Why are themes important in a story?Themes are the central focus of the story or narrative. Themes express the intended lesson, conclusion, message, or point of view of the author. Themes connect all the parts of the story such as characters, plot, problem (conflict), setting, and event(s). Source: http://www.brandiraae.com/A theme keeps the writer on point. For nonfiction writing, the overarching theme is usually called the thesis. A thesis is also a lengthy manuscript with a main topic.
What is the theme of the short story How I met my Husband by Alice Munro? Keep it simple, please.?
Theme is much simpler than school makes it out to be. The theme of any written work, short story, novel, or film is simply what the author believes about life and wants the reader to believe about life. The author writes the story as a "proof" that their idea about life is true. It's the one true thing about life, according to the author. When you read the story what idea is being illustrated by the characters? There is usually a theme stated moment in the story where one character makes a statement about life or the behavior of another character. For example: The Wizard of Oz. In the begining Dorothy thinks the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. But, the theme stated moment comes when she learns through her Oz experiences that, "There's no place like home." That's the theme. That's what the author believes and wants the reader to believe. The whole story points to the author's belief that, "There's no place like home." I write this to you instead of telling you the answer because I believe that figuring things out on our own or asking for the appropriate kind of help is much more gratifying and satisfying than just asking for the answer. When you figure out the theme using what I've told you here, you will be more proud of yourself than if someone of us just gives you the answer. It is simple: What do you think the author wants you, the reader, to believe after you've read the story?
What makes a story very dark themed and depressing?
Various reasons. The themes, atmosphere created, plot, characters, motifs, imagery... etc. can be dark and depressing. Themes -- the story could tackle themes such as death and mortality, for instance, and explore its implications in such a way that might be depressing or morbid. For instance, in American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, it suggests that existence in a materialistic, consumerist world is ultimately hollow and we all maintain a mask within society. Atmosphere created -- Lies a lot in the choice of words and the sentence syntax and the effects they create. For instance in The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe, words and exclamations are repeated to create the effect of ensuing madness. E.g. "They heard! --they suspected! --they knew! --they were making a mockery of my horror!" Plot -- obviously. For example in Hamlet, everyone dies in the end. That is depressing. Imagery and Motifs -- For instance in The Bell Jar, the motif of the Bell Jar is used throughout as a symbol of insanity and madness. The character feels as if she is inside an airless jar that distorts her perspective on the world and prevents her from connecting with the people around her.
What is the theme of your book?
Themes are so hard to define sometimes. Often, I am not sure what theme or message my story is bringing across until it’s finished and I can step back. My current book has a few common threads which I’m trying to communicate. 1.) Rules are important and following them is important, but so is understand them 2.) See things that aren’t right and, instead of whining about them, change them through your own actions 3.) Think before you “follow your heart” 4.) Honesty is key 5.) Personal Sacrifice is sometimes necessary for the greater goodThere are some other things which my book is promotes like respecting adults or how important marriage/choosing your spouse is, but these are probably the main points.
What theme about corruption do you think Chaucer conveys through the pardoner's tale?
As the Pardoner says, the theme of the tale is "Radix malorum est cupiditas"--greed is the root of evil. The three young men, who first show their lack of restraint or self-discipline by being drunk early in the morning and then make the mistake of going in search of Death (rather like looking for trouble), quickly lose their loyalty to one another when they find a treasure chest (in the place where a mysterious old man told them they would find Death) and are then separated. Two plot to kill one, the one contrives to kill the two, and all three find what they initially went looking for.
As writers, what do you consider as mature themes for your stories, other than war and angst?
I would broaden your war theme to anything surrounding death. A real approach to death and loss to include a real approach to pain and suffering: torture, maiming, etc, including graphical displays.Sex - anything surrounding sex or the use of sex, including seduction, rape, pickup, prostitution, concubinage, FWB, coercion by authority, harassment, etcI was going to list religion, it may be. Also power as it applies to celebrated people in power, abusing their position.I didn't mention children in the sex topic because depicting children in a sexual situation is a crime in the US. I'm assuming you wanted to consider subjects that are mature for young people, but not a crime.