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What is a theme? What theme should I write about?

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honeymelon | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 10, 2007 at 5:45 AM via web

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What is a theme? What theme should I write about?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted November 10, 2007 at 6:03 AM (Answer #1)

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A theme is a unifying idea or aspect in a work. In this instance, the theme of appearance could be explored. The phantom is two different people.When he has his mask on, he is a romantic, tragic hero. He is just in need of attention .

When he takes of the mask, he is anything but a romantic hero, he is hideous, rough, and angry.

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 10, 2007 at 6:41 AM (Answer #2)

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Some of the many themes in this work include love, appearance vs. reality, good vs. evil, music, and light and dark imagery.  Music and love unify the entire piece...all the characters are involved in these two themes.  Christine and the Phantom are both involved in appearance vs. reality. 

 

 

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