Course 10—Lecture - 12

LitCourse 10
How to Read: Theme
12

 

Identifying theme

Repetition: words, phrases, ideas or actions are often repeated, pointing to their importance and leading to thematic clues.

"The Horse Dealer's Daughter"
Repeated references are made to brother Joe and his resemblance to horses. The men are "subject animals" in this story; and women exert power over them.

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