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Types of Themes

Comedy
Comedy

The first real theme was a dark one. Comedians were very upset about the war in Vietnam and used their new-found freedom of speech to express their anger. This was the most common theme until the mid 70's. The dark theme had several themes in it. Number one was the government and the war in Vietnam. Another was social inequality.

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Innocence
Innocence

"Innocence" is the quality of being free from guilt, sin or moral wrong. Note that it is easier to say what innocence is not than what it is. It is like saying that the word "white" is the absence of color. Innocence is a lack of knowledge or experience. Again, a definition of what innocence is not. Children are innocent.

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Justice
Justice

Themes -- Justice Justice: how it functions; who is in control of it; who suffers or is privileged by it.

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Overcoming the Monster
Overcoming the Monster

Overcoming the Monster is an underdog story where the hero sets out to destroy an evil of some kind. Generally, this evil is something larger or greater than the protagonist, and will take great courage and strength to defeat (the story would be over rather quickly otherwise). There are five stages in an Overcoming the Monster plot. 1.

Prodigal Son
Prodigal Son

Some of the themes of the Prodigal Son are greed, arrogance, jealousy, repentance, forgiveness and acceptance. This parable takes place in the Gospel of Luke, ...

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Prodigal Son
Prodigal Son

Some of the themes of the Prodigal Son are greed, arrogance, jealousy, repentance, forgiveness and acceptance. This parable takes place in the Gospel of Luke, ...

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Rags to Riches
Rags to Riches

Theme- Rags to Riches. Pick one of the following statements that sounds like a theme...a life lesson the author wants you to learn?

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Rebirth
Rebirth

Well, death and rebirth are not themes; they are motifs. To find a theme, use the Motif in a sentence that says a message about life in general that relates to the book. Themes should not be book specific and should be easily related to real life. It is not hard. Just use death and rebirth in a general statement that relates to the book.

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Redemption
Redemption

Discussion of themes and motifs in John Gardner's Redemption. eNotes critical analyses help you gain a deeper understanding of Redemption so you can excel on your essay or test.

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Resurrection
Resurrection

LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in A Tale of Two Cities, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Closely connected to the theme of sacrifice is the promise of resurrection. Christianity teaches that Christ was resurrected into eternal life for making the ultimate sacrifice (his death) for mankind. Near the end of

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Sacrifice
Sacrifice

The Hunger Games are just full of sacrifices. Katniss makes a huge personal sacrifice when she takes her sister's place in the Hunger Games. She and Peeta sacrifice themselves for each other at the end of the Games when they pop the berries in their mouth. Katniss and Peeta are willing to die together.

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The Quest
The Quest

The Guest study guide contains a biography of Albert Camus, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

Tragedy
Tragedy

Terms / Themes. Tragedy, like "romance" or "comedy," has both a broad popular use and a related but more complex academic or critical use. In common speech, as in "What a tragedy!", the term usually describes an unfortunate event or end to a life story, especially when the event is undeserved; e.g. "a tragic accident.".

Transformation
Transformation

Thematic transformation (also known as thematic metamorphosis or thematic development) is a musical technique in which a leitmotif, or theme, is developed by changing the theme by using permutation (transposition or modulation, inversion, and retrograde), augmentation, diminution, and fragmentation.

Vengeance
Vengeance

Vengeance Theme Shakespeare “Sweet is revenge-especially to women” (Barlett, 1980, pg 460). Vengeance is not just a theme created by authors; it is seen throughout the world everyday. Vengeance is repeated endlessly throughout human history and most people encounter vengeance at some point in their life.

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Voyage and Return
Voyage and Return

The Voyage and Return is very common in children’s literature because it generally involves a journey to a magical land that pops up out of nowhere. The magic element is pretty sunny and light to start with, and then the darkness shows up for the hero to conquer.