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Elements of Fiction Definitions and Questions about Joseph Boyden’s short story, “Turtle Island”
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Meaning of title? A title is like a slogan for a story. It needs to be brief but say a lot. Consider double meanings and images when thinking about the meaning of a title. Literal connotation: what does it refer to in the reality of the story? – Turtle Island refers to Frances’ turtle. Symbolic connotation: are there any other images beyond the reality of the story? –Turtle Island refers to the Native story that the world exists on the back of a turtle. REFLECT: How does the double meaning help us to understand the central idea in the story?
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What is the point (theme)? Theme is defined as a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly or indirectly. ( / ) Major and minor themes are two types of themes that appear in literary works. A major theme is an idea that a writer repeats in his literary work, making it the most significant idea in the work. A minor theme, on the other hand, refers to an idea that appears in a work briefly, giving way to another minor theme.
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Difference between a theme and a subject? Difference Between a Theme and a Subject It is important not to confuse a theme of a literary work with its subject. Subject is a topic that acts as a foundation for a literary work, while a theme is an opinion expressed on the subject. For example, a writer may choose a subject of war for his story, and the theme may be his personal opinion that war is a curse for humanity. Usually, it is up to the readers to explore the theme of a literary work by analyzing characters, plot, and other literary devices. Possible subjects in Turtle Island: Native Identity, Native Culture, Childhood, Crime (drugs), Innocence etc. REFLECT: How can we take those subjects and turn them into a statement of theme?
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Characterization Characterization is a literary device that is used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story It is in the initial stage where the writer introduces the character with noticeable emergence and then following the introduction of the character, the writer often talks about his behavior; then as the story progresses, the thought-process of the character. The next stage involves the character expressing his opinions and ideas and getting into conversations with the rest of the characters. The final part shows how others in the story respond to the character’s personality.
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