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  • My Signature Themes: Affirming Strengths

    Affirming Strengths Essay On, 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 as Restorative because I associated being a problem solver with Mathematics and Science. However, in my 3D and 2D art class I am continually finding solutions to aesthetic problems. For example, I had to make a sculpture using paper bags, masking tape, and twine. Nevertheless, these materials had to be utilized in a way that was transformative. The materials could not be identifiable. During this project, I constantly made and edited sketches because sometimes the materials were recognizable; thus, they needed to be reworked. Each time I found a solution to hindrance, the sculpture morphed into a new and more improved form. The progress I made kept me motivated and I was satisfied with the…

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  • Confronting Themes In The Hunger Games, By Susanna Collins

    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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  • Main Themes In The Lesson, By Toni Bambara

    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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  • Themes In I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

    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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  • Nickby Themes

    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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  • The Outsiders Theme

    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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  • Theme Of Curration In The Lost Wax

    something up rather than what it truly is which is tearing something down. Curation into beauty consists of shaping something by taking things away, and in The Lost Wax by Jericho Parms, the author shows this central theme throughout the book that a person is made and formed by the losses in their life. This theme is accentuated by stories in Parms’ life that implore love and loss, but these stories that on the surface may seem miscellaneous, at the same time they all point back to a…

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  • Symbolism In The Ceiling Theme

    As a man’s marriage begins to deteriorate, an overhanging object in the sky slowly starts to descend onto the their town. In Kevin Brockmeier’s The Ceiling, this black ceiling in the sky is symbolic of the protagonist’s failing marriage with his wife. A prevalent theme that surrounds the text is the idea of love, or lack of it, which leads to separation or feelings of detachment. This struggle evokes the feeling of loneliness and a total neglect towards the narrator’s surrounding world. The…

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  • Flowers For Algernon Theme Analysis

    Algernon but motivated himself to overcome this obstacle. In the story, “Flowers for Algernon”,Daniel Keyes, creates the theme, determination can lead a person to overcome huge odds. The first way the theme is shown through the story is through the characters. Charlie, the main character, shows the theme that determination can lead to a person overcoming imense odds. According to the text, Dr. Strauss thinks Charlie trys very hard to acheive…

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  • The Theme Of Loneliness In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    "All men hate the wretched; how then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you my created detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bond by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us." The monster explained to Frankenstein that he has no friends and was lonely and his quest in life was companionship and understanding. He said, "It is my loneliness that made me savage." Frankenstein heard his voice and it scared him; he saw his reflection and…

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