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    What are all the central themes within the book? First In his afterword to Lord of the Flies, E.L. Epstein claims that the Lord of the Flies is “the central symbol itself” (205). Do you agree that this Beelzebub character is indeed the most significant symbol in Golding’s book? If so, why does Golding choose to include the Lord of the Flies in his novel? What function does it serve in the text? If not, what is the most important symbol in Lord of the Flies? The conch? Piggy’s glasses? Lord of the Flies is a book by William Golding. In the book he portrays a group of young boys stranded on an island because of a plane crash. In the book there are many symbols and themes the boys produce. These boys must overcome various challenges and difficulties.…

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    Affirming Strengths Essay On strengthsquest.com, I completed the StrengthsQuest assessment and discovered my five themes: Restorative, Input, Developer, Futuristic and Empathy. At first, I was unsure if the results of the assessment would encompass me, but I do feel that I embody a large portion of my themes. In “My Signature Themes”, a downlodable PDF description of my themes, Restorative describes a problem solver- someone who enjoys fixing or reviving things. Initially, I did not see myself…

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    The novel, "The Hunger games" composed by Susanna Collins entertains the reader by displaying powerful and confronting themes throughout the futuristic and barbaric setting, the narrative text of, the main character, Katniss Everdeen 's inner thoughts and feelings. Collins presents significant themes throughout about the challenges tributes face and the struggle to survive, the courage the tributes gain outside and inside the arena as well as the control The Capitol has over Panem and the…

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    In Toni Bambara’s short story, “The Lesson”, many ideas of living are expanded upon. Bambara uses the main protagonist, Miss Moore, as a sort of gateway for the youth in the story to learn these ideas. “The Lesson” takes place in the 1960’s, which helps provide the reader with a sense of how social standards are set in the story. The story revolves around two main characters, an elderly woman named Miss Moore and a younger girl named Sylvia. The two characters are constantly having a battle over…

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    Maya Angelou writes I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to inform the reader about how rough growing up as a “Unattractive” black child was. She writes the book using the themes of family, race to appearance, and the resistance toward racism that is shown multiple different time. She also uses multiple different symbols throughout the story like the store or the easter dress that her “Momma” makes her to support her themes. Maya supports her themes with the beautiful, intense writing styles that…

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    The Outsiders Theme

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    getting jumped by Socs, a rival gang, while walking home from the movies. Ponyboy describes how this gang likes to get drunk and jump the greasers, their gang, for fun. The themes of change, family, and fitting in are shown through hard changes with his best buddy Johnny dying, having to stick together with his brothers no matter what happens, and having to deal with the Socs acting better than them and hurting them. Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” shows an example of how nothing…

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    Winger Theme

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    A Dead End Road The theme on the book ‘Winger’ by Andrew Smith is a very relatable theme to this book. The theme is ‘Bad decisions lead to bad consequences’. This theme heavily supports Winger because of the fact that when the main character Ryan-Dean does something inappropriate or just plain stupid, he gets punished for it. That’s why this theme ‘Bad decisions lead to bad consequences’ fits this book perfectly. Ryan-Dean has made a terrible mistake. Since he was with older guys, he thought…

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    Nickby Themes

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    I chose this theme because while Nick was growing up, he constantly questioned whether there was a purpose to his life, and he wondered why he was not “normal,” like everyone else. From the ages of eight until twelve he thought about killing himself because he felt like he was such an outcast from all of his peers, and he also felt like a burden to his parents because they practically had to do everything for him. He even attempted to commit suicide by drowning himself in the bathtub.…

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    you free?’’ Well this book is all about that. The themes of ‘’Tangerine” by Edward Bloor is seeing and the truth. Paul faces many things in his life, which all revolves around those themes. The main character had a traumatic experience when he was young, so he completely blocked out the memory and forgot all about it. Little by little, Paul pieces his memory together. Ironically, Paul sees the truth about others, but he doesn’t know everything about himself. On page 4 of the book, Paul says, I…

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    The Stolen Children Theme

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    is captivating because it contains a meaningful theme, many action filled characters, and…

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