ThemesWhat other themes could be conveyed through the novel Lovely Bones besides Loss and Grief ?. I've got exams coming up and my novel essay is about this book . I've got the worst writer's block...

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What other themes could be conveyed through the novel Lovely Bones besides Loss and Grief ?. I've got exams coming up and my novel essay is about this book . I've got the worst writer's block . Any suggestion would be much appreciated . :D

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teachertaylor | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Another thematic topic to explore might be the human need to find the truth.  Jack and Lindsey continue to pursue the truth about Susie's murder because they feel that they need to know what happened in order to have some closure (and justice).  Knowing this will certainly not bring Susie back; however, they have an inner drive to pursue the truth anyway.

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

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If you want to veer away from themes regarding grief and loss, you might consider discussing the idea that a child's intuition often reveals truth that adults have become too "busy" to see.  Think especially of Susie's sister, Lindsey, who relentlessly pursues the truth.

Another possible theme is a discussion of what a quest for vengeance does to an individual.

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fau187 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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Thanks guys , very much appreciated .. I'll start writing out some practise essays and i'll get back to yous on how i do .. Thanks again , x o ;

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epollock | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Loss and grief are actually subjects not themes.  A theme is a universal truth expressed as a statement, such as everyone sooner or later deals with loss by _____etc., or everyone gets over grief in their own way but some people do _____ to get over their loss. The character in ____ gets over their loss and grief by _________, ________, and __________. 

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