Course 10—Lecture

LitCourse 10
How to Read: Theme


Theme is not . . .

"Horse Dealer's Daughter" (Course 9)
Men are the stronger of the sexes. Women are weak and dependent; only marriage saves them from a life-in-death.

Problem: unsupported. Only some of the story elements support this statement. Other important ones are ignored. It's a misreading to select only part of a story to represent its central ideas.

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