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What is a theme statement about pride and 2 example?

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dlw831 | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted May 16, 2010 at 9:29 AM via web

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What is a theme statement about pride and 2 example?

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missy575 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM (Answer #1)

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The Crucible is a fantastic piece that deals with guilt, lies, and honor. You use the word pride, but by the end, I think we see honor.

I would write a statement like this:

The Crucible clearly demonstrates the theme of pride through the characters of John and Elizabeth Proctor.

I say this because in Act 4, Elizabeth doesn't turn on John and confesses how she led him to an adulterous relationship by keeping a cold house. John, likewise refuses to confess to witchcraft because he isn't a witch. Knowing he will die for telling the truth, he keeps telling the truth. These two examples should fulfill your theme statement.

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