Theme is the moral or lesson of the story. The theme that stands out in both Ransom of Red Chief and Home Alone is that looks can be deceiving. On page 62 of Ransom of Red Chief, the author states, “The kid was a freckle-faced boy of ten with freckles that stood out”(O’Henry). This shows that even though Johnny seemed like a little innocent boy, he turned out to be an even greater terror than the criminals who kidnapped him. In Home Alone, Kevin comes across as harmless and looks as though he can’t defend himself(Home Alone). In reality he not only lived by himself, but also defended his house by outsmarting and defeating two grown criminals. Therefore both boys turned out to be quite the opposite of what one would presume based on their looks.
People read countless stories that have a variety of themes in them. When people read “Angela's Ashes” by Frank McCourt, and “The Street” by Ann Petry, they can probably sense that there is something similar among the two stories', and that's because they share a common theme. The theme is how people can persevere through problems that they encounter. The reader will discover this similar theme of persevering through problems with the way the authors utilize the character of characters feelings and personality, the way setting creates a backdrop that establishes the tone of the story, and events that cause conflict to the character.
Attempting to control the fate of others can lead to multiple problems. The short story “The Lottery” written by Shirley Jackson centers around a town that has an annual tradition where everybody in the town draws a piece of paper from a box, and the person with the black dot on the paper will be stoned to death. The main character, Tessie Hutchinson, is picked for the Lottery this year, and issues arise from that. This story uses irony and imagery to show how fate plays a big role in this town. The story “Ruthless” by William de Mille is about a man named Judson Webb who finds out that somebody has stolen his belongings so, instead of telling the police, he takes the law into his hands. Judson adds poison to a bottle of whiskey and leaves
When writing about the theme, the writer should keep in mind that he/she will write an analysis of a theme that appears in either a text or movie that argues a specific point. The writer's aim in this type of essay is to pick a theme from a text or movie and write about what that theme does for the story or what that theme makes the reader realize about that story and/or life itself. The best way to come up with such an
“The Lottery by Shirley” Jackson and “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell shed light upon the human nature and its indifference to suffering until they become the suffer. The stories tell realistically what happens when a society decides to become the jury and judge on the value of human life. Both stories have haunting comparisons that deal with immorality. They give similarities for what is considered acceptable and everyday life in the characters society. The authors use vivid and detailed points of view to give the stories reality roots. These two stories are more unique with the differences being about man versus man in the survival for human life and the other a woman against her whole village’s belief. The Most Dangerous Game has the character Rainsford speaking about the animals he hunts. The dreary feel of the crew and the murk of the night add suspense to what is held beyond the fog. The conversation between Rainsford and The General Zaroff is a precursor for an intriguing climax. “The Lottery” begins its story with a simple town setting and villagers coming together for a lottery. It picks up momentum once you realize what is actually at stake in this lottery. The lottery consists of a ritualistic killing to preserve fruitfulness of the village. Every year there is the ritual of the choosing and the stoning
Theme gives the reader a general idea about what the piece of literature is about. The character’s action and thoughts takes part in creating the theme. Animal farm was a book about animals taking control of the farm from their tyrannic farmer. The animals attempts to make the farm a democracy, but Napoleon, the pig leader, takes over and eventually becomes the new tyrant. The Pearl was about a family, Kino, Juana, Coyotito, who catches a huge pearl. They go through a journey to get away from any harm such as the trackers. In the book Animal Farm and the book The Pearl, the two characters, Napoleon and the Doctor, created a theme that greed can change their perspective.
It is believable that the motion picture version of the book must have been altered because of the length, as well as the time periods in which the movie and the book were released. In this time that the movie was released, there are certain things that occurred in the book that are no longer as acceptable to society today. For example, racism and sexism are no longer as tolerable in today’s time as it used to be during the time that the book was released. The changing social norms forced Baz Luhrmann, the director, to alter the movie in order to make it more suitable to today’s audience.
The Theme is told by the similarities and differences of the two novels.If it is from the future or the present there are things that can change a person's life. Alas even if they are poor, rich, in the middle there is one thing that can change them all. That one thing is books they can change a person’s life forever. Even some people risk their lives to save books. Sometimes they can even save you or your families lives. The two novels that have many similarities and differences are fahrenheit 451 and reading books is fundamental.
Would you blindly follow tradition, even if it's you who finds out the hard way? What if that tradition ment one death to the community, and that one death was you. While this idea of blindly following tradition is shown very while in Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”. Shirley Jackson does a great way of showing that following tradition blindly can lead to something you never would have thought to happen. Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is the best short story because of the author's attention to details, the great symbolism, and the irony used.
The theme is virtually the same between the writing and the movie but it boils down to how the show it off. In the Short story it's a very dry environment and it tells you some of the day dreams he has and because its writing it can only write down so
If a person is going to read the book they might be shocked watching the movie because some scenes from the novel were cut out, or might be less affected on how the ward looks. It could be any five of those elements; it would still change the person’s perspective on it. They might prefer one over the other due to these changes, however the director made the changes from the novel in hopes it would still have a great affect. In conclusion, the novel into the film created several differences in characterization, setting, symbolism, plot, and
For example, Henry Slesar writes, “Dickie puckered his brow. ‘What makes it green, though? The grass?’ ‘Nobody knows,’ his father snapped, immediately regretted his abruptness. Later in the day, it was birthday time again… An hour later, seated by the window, he watched the sun force it’s way between the clouds. ‘Dad,’ he said, ‘how far away is the sun?’ ‘Five thousand miles,’ his father said” (1).Dickie asks his father multiple questions including what makes the grass green and how far the sun is from earth. Here Dickie is curious and asking questions about everything around him. He is seeking knowledge which one can discern from that is that the theme is to seek new knowledge. This theme is different from the other theme in “All Summer in a Day”.The theme of “Examination Day” is searching for new knowledge, while the other story’s theme is to not be jealous of others. These stories despite both having a utopia style setting, the stories do not have the same theme.
In, Button, Button, the author, Richard Matheson introduces Norma and Arthur Lewis. The button causes temptations that lead to conflicts between the two characters. In the narrative, Mr. Steward arrives at the house and tells them about the button. If one of them pushes the button, someone will die, and they will receive a grand total of $50,000. This causes a dramatic conflict between the two. It brings the worst out of the two of them, causing jealousy, selfishness, and acquisitiveness. Norma has to make a decision whether to press the button or not. She contemplates and then eventually to press the button. Matheson uses dialogue, inner thinking, description, and symbolism to develop the central conflicts in the story and to accentuate how relationships break off even in the best circumstances.
Lastly jackson had the same main message for both stories. The theme is not to judge a book by it's cover because although the town in The Lottery and Miss Strangeworth both seem innocent and quiet they are not who them seem to be.
The second theme signifies the importance of hope; the idea of how a negative event can become positive if one manages to maneuver around it. For example, I noticed the rainstorm playing as background sound among the scene. At a certain point Debbie exclaims, “.. And what a lovely day!” which lead me to interpret a signified an ironic moment. Even though it was raining, Debbie still smiled while stating it was a beautiful day. In another instance, Cosmo states he will turn dramatic, failed, silent film of the Dueling Cavalier into a musical; from his mishap of a terrible film which would have ended his career, he gave it hope. Hope is key to resolve all conflicts.