The themes in Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried" are the physical and emotional burdens carried by soldiers, the subjective nature of truth in storytelling and fear and shame as a motivation in war. Tim O'Brien uses... More »

There are many themes that are carried across novels with some of them being love, life and death, good versus evil and conflicts in family, states Revenge is a theme common to novels as well, according t... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

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In "Oedipus Rex," the chorus shows the horrors of the plague and fear about the coming message from the Oracle at the play's start and later moves on to comment about the nature of humanity. In general, the role of the c... More »

The harshness of the aging process and the dangers of replacing people with things are the two primary themes in "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield. Miss Brill is an elderly spinster, living alone in one of the resort p... More »

Some of the primary themes in "Waiting for Godot" are the nature of reality, the absurdity of life and the concept of truth. Other themes include time, religion and friendship. More » Art & Literature

Some common topics for study questions about the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" ask readers to analyze the trajectory of the relationship between Boo Radley and Scout and Jem, explain the symbolism and meaning of the mock... More »