Thursday, August 13, 2015

Common Themes

We need to treat others the way we would like to be treated.Crime does not pay.
Friendship depends on sacrifice.
The greatest beauty is found in simplicity.
Racism is an evil that harms everyone it touches.
Things are not always as they seem. or You can't judge a book by its cover.
The pen can be mightier than the sword.
The names we call ourselves or each other can have great power.
Pride leads to a downfall.
Through teamwork we can be much more than we could be on our own.
Friendship can make both our lives and ourselves better.
You can't tell what's on the inside of a person by looking just at the outside.
Death is just a part of life.
Sacrifices bring reward.
We all have more in common than we have differences.
Family can provide purpose and strength to individuals. Handicaps challenge us to achieve.
Kindness can be found in unexpected places. 
Perseverance pays.
True friendship is priceless.
Friendship (or kindness) can bring light in the midst of darkness.
Self-sacrifice for the sake of others is a noble thing.
The things you seek are already inside you.
Happiness comes not from seeking something more, but from appreciating what you already have.
Honesty is the best policy.

 Extra Credit Opportunity:  

Examples of Theme from Movies

What is a theme?
·     A theme is a big idea about life revealed in a piece of literature.

·     A theme is an idea or message about life, society, or human nature.
·     Novels will usually express several themes.
·     A theme in literature is stated as a complete sentence.
·     It will not be a question.
·     The theme of a book will be expressed in at least several different places in the book.
·     A theme will not necessarily be directly stated.  More often it is implied from the story – from what happens and how the characters act and react.