Themes In Literature : 'Introduction To Literature'

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What is a theme? A theme is the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person’s thoughts, or an exhibition. Several themes were covered within “Introduction to Literature” such as good versus evil, depression and self-harm. However, a theme that was often showcased was misery. Misery is a state of feeling great distress or discomfort of mind or body. There are numerous stories within the book that displayed the characters' life which caused misery. I believe this theme is popular due to it being relatable to the audience and today’s society. By the stories within “Introduction to Literature” being relatable, it allows its audience to feel better about their life by showing them how to cope with the problems they are facing in their everyday lives. First, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant” is about a woman named Mathilde Loisel who desires a wealthy lifestyle. One day Mathilde’s husband returned home with an invitation to a party. However, Mathilde was upset because she did not have an extravagant dress to wear so her husband offered to buy her a dress that she will feel beautiful in (486). Once the day of the party arrived, Mathilde decided to borrow a diamond necklace from a friend. After she left the party she noticed that the necklace was missing. When she replaced the necklace the couple spent the next ten years of their life working hard to repay their debt. One day Mathilde recognizes her friend at the park and begins to explain her problems
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