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The Main Themes Essay Examples

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An Analysis of the Novel My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Plot: The main characters of the novel are Anna Fitzgerald, Kate Fitzgerald, Sara Fitzgerald, and Campbell Alexander. Anna is the sister of Kate and daughter of Sara. She was conceived to be a perfect donor for Kate who has APL, Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. Sara is the mother of Kate, Anna, and Jesse. Campbell is Anna’s...
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An Analysis of the Novel Of Bees and Mist
From the conflict in Of Bees and Mist, we learn to be grateful and kind
to those close to us, because they could be gone in an instant.
Meridia's father never treated her with respect or showed love and
affection. When he falls ill and is dying, he finally realizes how
horribly he has treated his wife and his daughter. He k...
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The Themes of Magic, Power and Fate in the Movie "Excalibur"
The entire story of Excalibur is based on three things which intertwine with each other. Those three things are magic, power and fate. Excalibur would not exist with out the magic of the all-powerful Merlin; the town of Camelot would never been created with out the power and strength of Arthur and his men ; and furthermore...
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The Themes of Loneliness, Love, and Desire in Robert Frost's Poetry
Birches Robert Frost is a modern poet whose poetry is written to be easily understood and read as though it were everyday speech. He uses free verse to tell of his love and respect for nature. He also utilizes "natural" symbolism in a lot of his writings. He has written about rural landscape and wildlife so much...
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An Analysis of the Main Theme and Character in the Novel Red Kayak by Priscilla Cumming
Brady Parks is the main character of Priscilla Cumming’s fiction novel, Red Kayak. At first look, readers see Brady as a fun-loving, laid-back teenager. He spends his days crabbing and oyster fishing with his friends, J.T. and Digger, and each day, he experiences new adventures with his life-long companions. However, he sta...
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The Main Themes in The Crucible
The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, has a concrete historical meaning and universal theme. One of the main themes that are portrayed in this play is the love triangle, which is between Proctor, Abigail, and Elizabeth. Another theme is mass hysteria, which pertains to the chaos that broke out among the people of Salem. The judic...
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An Analysis o f the Novel The Killers by Ernest Hemingway
The Killers, by Ernest Hemingway, addresses the story of three men named George, Sam, and Nick; who are working in a lunchroom called “Henry’s Lunchroom.” The story begins with two men, named Al and Max, walking into Henry’s Lunchroom. The evening began normally as the two men argued with George about ordering dinner dishes...
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Film Analysis and Critique
Select one of the following: Raices de Sangre (Mexico, 1977) Jesus Salvador Trevino Only Once in a Lifetime (1978) Alejandro Grattan Zoot Suit (1981) Luis Valdez The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) Robert Young & Moctezuma Esparza El Norte (1983) Gregory Nava Heartbreaker (1984) Frank Zuniga La Bamba (19...
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The Main Themes in The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
In The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, the author discusses many universal themes such as the way people act under pressure, trying to hide from reality, and friendship. The Outsiders is about a boy named Ponyboy who has two brothers named Darry and Sodapop that hang out with Johnny, Two-Bit, Dally, and Steve. The novel talks...
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An Analysis of the Main Themes in the Odyssey
Throughout the odyssey, Odysseus faced many obstacles but he also had the basic qualities to be a hero. By using his physical strength, courage, and intelligence, he seemed to get though his situations. I chose the odyssey because it is a great story to explain how a man loves his family more than he loves his own self. The...
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An Analysis of Three Main Themes in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Three Main Themes In Frankenstein Mary Shelley illustrates many important themes in her famous novel Frankenstein. She presents these themes through the characters and their actions. Three of the most important themes in the novel are birth and creation should be left to God, alienation leads to distress, and the love of...
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An Analysis of the Main Themes in Elie Wiesel's Book "Night"
Note: Although Night is not necessarily a memoir--as discussed in the "Overall Analysis and Themes" section--I will often refer to it as a memoir, since that is the genre which closest approaches the mixture of testimony, deposition and emotional truth-telling that is in Night. Finally: it is clear that Eliezer is...
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An Analysis of the Main Themes in Great Expectations, a Novel by Charles Dickens
Of the major themes from Charles Dickens novel "Great Expectations" to be discussed as to their importance concerning its structure, I have selected "Love" in the context of human relations, Isolationand finally Redemption. The loneliness isolation brings can only be redeemed loving associated of our fel...
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A History and the Main Themes of Greek Philosophy
Greek philosophy was first born in Ionia, where the main place of study, which produced the first great thinkers, was Miletus. The school of Miletus spawned the three first philosophers of the time. Anaxagoras was a philosopher from approximately 500 to 428. He used ideas from past philosophers to come up with ideas that co...
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Exploring the Main Themes on the Poem, Once by the Pacific
Poetry has themes in them that are at times hard to decipher. In the poems Once by the Pacific, Acquainted with the night, and Tree at my Window, by Robert Frost all have similar themes. Each of these poems has the theme of nature and loneliness. Also, the first two poems have a negative tone to them. In the sonnet Once by...
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An Analysis of the Main Themes in Much Ado About Nothing, a Play by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a play involving by deception, disloyalty, trickery, eavesdropping, and hearsay. The play contains numerous examples of schemes that are used to manipulate the thoughts of other characters; it is the major theme that resonates throughout the play. Ironically, it is one of thes...
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The Themes of Love and Communication in the Artificial Family by Anne Tyler
"The Artificial Love In Anne Tyler s The Artificial Family, the personality and character of three individuals are revealed: Toby, Mary and Samantha. The story has no real resolution and seems to end where it began. The characters learn and unlearn by the time the story is complete. There is no long introduction or d...
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Exploring the Main Themes in Timothy Findley's Novel "The Wars"
If you took a sensitive caring person and set them in the midst of a chaotic area, what do you think would, happen? Would these person adapt to this area, and live like everyone else, or would they become a mental mess unable to cope with what is going on around them? This was the theme of the novel The Wars by Timothy Fin...
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An Analysis of the Main Themes in Candide by Voltaire
Candidie In the book Candide, which was written by Voltaire, the character Candide lived in a beautiful castle that was owned by the Baron. His tutor in Westphalia was a philosopher by the name of Dr. Pangloss. Dr. Pangloss was the recognized authority in the household on all matters of learning, and Candide listened to hi...
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An Analysis of the Main Themes in Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune By Frank Herbert Dune is the saga of Paul Atreides and his journey on the desert planet of Arrakis. He is the son of Duke Leto and the Lady Jessica, an exceptional student of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. Unknown to all but a few, Paul may be the Kwisatz Haderach, a mentally adept being with powerful precognitive ab...
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An Analysis of the Main Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Kerri Connolly English II June 13, 2000 To Kill a Mockingbird: Themes within the Text The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a rich text consisting of themes that were the harsh reality of the novel’s setting; rural Alabama during the 1930’s. Racism, discrimination, prejudice, and hatred are all among the issues that autho...
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The Revelation of the Main Themes in Amy Tan's Stories of Suyuan and Jing-Mei Woo
The stories of Suyuan and Jing-Mei Woo reveal some of Amy Tan's main themes in the novel. One important theme is that we must get to know and understand our parents in order to fully understand ourselves. June spends the first half of her life believing that she is a disappointment to her mother and has been unsuccessful in...
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Themes in Books and Music
What do you know about similarities and differences? When comparing two things they may end up more similar or more different. In this case the theme of 12 Angry Men is by Reginald Rose is being compared to the theme of the song Just One person by snoopy for similarities and differences. The theme of 12 Angry...
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An Analysis of the Themes of Insanity and Depression in the Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
In "The Yellow Wall-Paper," the dominant - submissive relationship between an oppressive husband and his submissive wife pushes her from depression to insanity. Flawed human nature seems to play a great role in her breakdown. Her husband, a noted physician, is unwilling to admit that there might really be somethin...
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Epic Hero Odysseus
Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey, is one of the oldest pieces of literature ever written. Homer wrote it in nearly 700 BC, yet people still read it today. In the Odyssey, our hero Odysseus must serve in the Trojan War and depart with his beloved wife and newborn son, Penelope and Telemachus. He encounters a series of obstacle...
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