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  1. #211
    Quote Originally Posted by mrmustard615 View Post
    Actually in some circles Fitzgerald is considered one of the most overrated authors. I've read Gatsby, it was okay, but I've read better. As for the lost generation there is one that I like a lot and it isn't Fitzgerald (or Hemingway for that matter). Still have to read Gertrude Stein for a true opinion on the lost generation in general. As for themes I don't think them so much as a reader. I'm just trying to appreciate the book.
    I wish I could see what those circles consider better so I could get a good laugh.

  2. #212
    Must...Not...Give...Up...The....Will....To...Live. ..

    After analysing the situation I have come to the conclusion that this thread is so attractive because the word Theme breaks down as The Me. A writer's ego is never satiated.


    Don't some of you have a book to write?

  3. #213
    Quote Originally Posted by bazz cargo View Post
    Don't some of you have a book to write?
    Working on it even as we speak (almost).
    “Fools” said I, “You do not know
    Silence like a cancer grows
    Hear my words that I might teach you
    Take my arms that I might reach you”
    But my words like silent raindrops fell
    And echoed in the wells of silence : Simon & Garfunkel


    Those who enjoy stirring the chamber-pot should be required to lick the spoon.

    Our job as writers is to make readers dream, to infiltrate their minds with our words and create a new reality; a reality not theirs, and not ours, but a new, unique combination of both.

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  4. #214
    I don't want to discourage someone from posting more in this discussion if they have something new to say, but this might be a good place to thank everyone who contributed to this discussion. I liked thinking and learning about themes and the different ways people use them, and it helped me.

    It was very useful (but discouraging, I admit) to learn all the different ways people define themes. Some people think a theme is a message; some people think it is a topic. Some people think a message/topic becomes a theme when the book is structured around it; some believe it merely takes repetition; and I am guessing some people think a message can be a theme even if isn't repeated. Some people believe we can look at a book and argue about the theme; some believe theme is in the perception of the reader.
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  5. #215
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    Themes are BS. Just make some good writing and the money will flow into your wallet.

  6. #216
    Themes are BS.
    I like the theme of BS. It's what I hear when I listen to most political speeches.
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  7. #217
    Quote Originally Posted by helium View Post
    Just make some good writing and the money will flow into your wallet.
    Not everyone's writing for that reason, though. Many writers really do want to have a message/theme in their work, and therefore, to them, themes are not BS.
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