#1
I'm writing a 1000 word paper on ''The Sorrows Of Young Werther'' by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

I need to kick it off with a thesis statement concerning the ''theme''. I have several ideas but am not sure if they constitute as proper themes according to the technical definition...

Could any of you give me an example of a THEME in ANYTHING?

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#2
The theme of GOTHIC HORROR in FRANKENSTEIN.
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The theme of GOTHIC HORROR in FRANKENSTEIN.



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Please distinguish genre and theme.
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#6
A theme is a general statement about society. It will be a complete sentence. Technology and Gothic Horror are not themes.
#7
Theme =/= love
Love is a topic

Theme = what the author is saying about a topic (I.E. Love is cruel)
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Try the themes 'doomed to fail' in 'Of Mice and Men', or the themes 'racial discrimination' in the poem 'Nothings Changed by Tutumkhalu Afrika.
In the days of darkness men feared not the sword and the lance
Nor did he fear the beast of fire... He feared...
THE AXEMAN!!





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#9
The story for those who don't know; is about a young and passionate artist who moves to the mountainside of Germany to draw. While there he falls in love with a young lady who is already engaged to another man

Long story short is that he kills himself over it.

I've noticed that he makes many MANY references to mother nature (that is the nature of the land as well as one self). And that the weather outdoors usually reflects how he is feeling (coincidence? NAY!!!).

So I'm trying to maybe convey the stormy and fluxuating weather of the mother nature as a mirror to the stormy and fluxuating nature of the passionate human heart.

Does this work as a theme ? Or am I simply trying to pass off ''Symbolism'' as a theme ?
#10
Ohh I heard the theme of that book in literature class! I hated literature class so I didn't pay much attention. I remember the teacher was telling about the book, and that at the time it came out people who read it got depressed by the book and even killed themselves because of the sorrows Werther had to go through. Kinda sick actually. I totally forgot about the theme though, sorry.
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The story for those who don't know; is about a young and passionate artist who moves to the mountainside of Germany to draw. While there he falls in love with a young lady who is already engaged to another man

Long story short is that he kills himself over it.

I've noticed that he makes many MANY references to mother nature (that is the nature of the land as well as one self). And that the weather outdoors usually reflects how he is feeling (coincidence? NAY!!!).

So I'm trying to maybe convey the stormy and fluxuating weather of the mother nature as a mirror to the stormy and fluxuating nature of the passionate human heart.

Does this work as a theme ? Or am I simply trying to pass off ''Symbolism'' as a theme ?
yes thats just symbolism

theme would be something like "The search for knwoledge is a perilous one"

or "Ignorance is bliss"
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The story for those who don't know; is about a young and passionate artist who moves to the mountainside of Germany to draw. While there he falls in love with a young lady who is already engaged to another man

Long story short is that he kills himself over it.

I've noticed that he makes many MANY references to mother nature (that is the nature of the land as well as one self). And that the weather outdoors usually reflects how he is feeling (coincidence? NAY!!!).

So I'm trying to maybe convey the stormy and fluxuating weather of the mother nature as a mirror to the stormy and fluxuating nature of the passionate human heart.

Does this work as a theme ? Or am I simply trying to pass off ''Symbolism'' as a theme ?

That's pathetic fallacy, which is a symbolic literary device. But I've not read the book, so I can't say whether there's enough mention of weather to make it somehow worth mentioning in connection with a theme.
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That's pathetic fallacy, which is a symbolic literary device. But I've not read the book, so I can't say whether there's enough mention of weather to make it somehow worth mentioning in connection with a theme.

So how about...

The author is trying to say that the passionate/infatuated heart is irrational/in-flux with society.


I wouldn't use ''/'' so often, I'm just a little undecisive on what words to use.