Monday, December 17, 2007

What is Theme?

Many say that across Katherine Paterson's novels there are similar themes...

In this blog you MUST provide a definition for the word theme and determine the theme in Katherine Paterson's Jip:His Story.


You must provide evidence and explain your reasoning.

37 comments:

Marcus Tay jay said...

I think theme is a novel of a author. I think its a book that has something to with the story.

Ajaijua said...

Theme:The main thing that happens in the story.
The stranger was trying to find jip ans bring back to the slave plantation were is moms was and jip tried to get away after he realize what was going on.

Manley said...

Theme means the main subject of a piece of writing or a talk. The theme of Jip:His story is not knowing who he is and than when he does there is people who is trying to pull him back and he has to triumph from it.

MarcusT said...

I think a theme is the main part of the story. In jip, Jip had a relationship with the book "THE KINGS EQUAL". In both books there was a struggle with things.

Avianna Feliciano said...

i think theme is when someone puts there ideas and thoughts into a writing piece.Theme also is like a topic you can write about. I think the theme in Jip was helping people because Jip helped Put and the teacher helped Jip.

MarcusT said...

In Jip HIS STORY Jip has theme to have freedom, and to live a better life. He is being chased by the stranger. He has no where to go. He needs freedom and he needs help.

Ajaijua.again said...

theme:the main subject in a story.
relationships.between him and put.

manley said...

Theme: The main subject of a piece of writing or a talk.
The theme of Jip:His Story is finding his identity like when he was at the poor farm and didn't know himself and then learned that he was a slave,learned about his parents, and doesn't want to be a slave.

Marcus T said...

In Jip HIS STORY The theme is freedom, and to live a better life. He is being chased by the stranger. He has no where to go. He needs freedom and he needs help. He needs to get away from the stranger and he needs to live somewhere else.

DMITRI MARUISE JAMES HALL said...

THEME: The subject of a talk, a piece of writing. JIP: HIS STORY: JIP lost his idenity.he fell of the wagon a wanted to know whom his mom a father is. The strangers tried to encourage him to go to the farm but he did not know that he was going to the slave farm. He found out that he was a slave a he wanted to run away with put.

Kishawra B. pearson said...

theme means - the subject of a piece of writing.


I think that the theme is identity.

ex: he finds out he is a slave.

ex: he has people telling him that the teacher is his mom.

ex: the man who looks out to get people tryied to bring him back to the plantation.

avianna.again said...

The theme of Jip: I Think is helping other people because jip helped people and people helped Jip.

Ex: Jip helped Put
The teacher helped Jip
The slave catchers help the slave
master.

Danielle said...

The theme in the book Jip his story is finding his identity. He didn't no if he was white or black. So he had to find out his identity.He also found out his identity that he was black. Because the slave catcher kept trying to bring him back to the southern plantations where he belonged. Also in the chapter revelations he decides to runaway. So he actually found his identity that he was black.


Theme-means the subject of a talk,a piece of writing a persons thought or exhibition.

Deidre Hayman said...

I think that the theme of the story Jip: His story is discovering Jips past and were he is heading later on in life. My evidence is that he fall of a wagon and now he is asking lots of question's about his life and many people know about his life and know getting older the Teacher and Steven is telling him about his life so the can warn him and he can live a free life. Another theme that I think Jip: Is story I think it is out smarting people, I say that because now knowing is past, knowing he is a slave he must out smart The stranger aka the slave catcher and out running his own father his master to be free and not a slave.

Theme- This means the main subject, a piece of writing
EX: You need a theme for a party like Cats and dogs or pink, purple or horses something like that.

troi said...

A theme is something important that has something to do with the whole story. In Jip theme is being brave. Jip is a brave person for example: 1.when the stranger said you should have a welcome to my place
jip stand up and said Im not going with you i belong here.2.h

asley said...

hi want to now why is hi a slave to.
his teacher said to get out of the place is because they are going to get him so the next day he tell put
to run with him so put says yes so a day put diedl

Eliani Caban said...

Will I think theme is a subject of a talk , someone piece of writing, or it can be a person's thoughts.

that he discovered that he was a slave and his mother was a slave .
not having a last name.
he had a job as a farmer in the poor farmer.

korlu said...

THEME: mean the mean topic of a story or any thing.
The theme in jip his story was he was never new who he was. Then he found out that he was a slave and he was been wash by people that wanted to catch him

dale cooper said...

The theme of the story is when the big thing that involves the middle.
It's is the part that starts the whole book into under standing it helps them answer questions. The moral of the story.

veldine said...

I think that theme means the subject or topic of something,like the main subject of place,movie,story and more.

melissa rodriguez said...

the theme for Jip his book was that Jip was discovering his life.
I think theme means hi finding out about his life.

i think the theme was jip discovering his life.

example: he found he was a slave.

ex: his mom threw him out the wagon and she is still alive.

example: they kept telling him that the teacher was his mom but she was not.

Treyvon said...

The definition of theme is like a book or show on a theme of sports or like theme of the day is emotions. The theme of Jip:his story is Jip trying to figure out his past and him getting to Canada. Another definition of theme is the moral of the story. One example is Jip’s close relationship with put. The second one is Jip’s forgotten past. The last one is Jip trying to get to Canada.

Shanara said...

I think the definition for theme is the subject of a talk a piece of writing or a the main subject of the story or about the main character.

veldine said...

The theme of jip is friendship and identity,because he became friends with put,sheldon,the teacher,and he found out who he was,he was a slave.

JaToya Brown said...

JaToya Brown

I think theme means someone that talks about the importance of the book.I think the theme of this book is him believing about himself and Put that they could do it and never give up always believe. Another one is friendship because he had friendship with Put, Lucy, Sheldon, teacher and more. The other one was
he loved Lucy, teacher, Put and Sheldon. This is what I think theme means.

Daquari said...

The theme is the moral of the story. in Jip his story the theme was that trust that he had in all all of his friends and family. An other theme was the love he had for this mother.and Adversity was on because he overcame that he was a slave and that he had no one in his when he first came to the farm.

Hakim Iman Harris Jr. said...

Theme:the subject of a piece of writing, a person's thoughts or an to exhibition.

The theme is relationship in the sad but heart warming book Jip His Story.

Example:Jip was very closePut and they were like brothers and they treated each other like it, but they were separated but they were in each others hearts.

Ivana L. Vazquez said...

Theme could mean many things such as subject matter, topic, thesis, argument, text, or message. Theme mostly means a matter dealt with in a text, or a main topic dealt with within the story, represented in a debate or argument in a work of art such as a book like Jip:His Story, where in which case the topic would be that he was a slave, but had friends to help him.

christian said...

Christian

Theme is the main point of the story. The theme of jip is trust. Another is relationships. Last is love. I say mostly friendship is the theme of the story. I say that because he had many friends. Some got from travel. Or some lost (died).

Tyriq said...

Them:I think the them mens like the main thing that happens in the story.
In jip he doesn't know his past.

branden robinson said...

The meaning of theme mean like the main idea of the book. For example the main theme of 6a a community. that is a part of the main problem. like stuff to over come.one word that describe it all.It also mean the main subject of a

Ricardo said...

A theme is a course of the story that
takes place.For example:Jip fell off a wagon,then worked and lived at a farm and then had a stranger at the farm.

Elina Caban said...

A theme is the big part of the story about a persons thoughts and a subject of a piece of writing.And in Jip :His story the theme was Jip didn't know that he and his mother was a slave. And in Jip he wanted to find out his identity. In Jip the stranger wanted Jip tried t encorug Jip to got to the poor fram

shanara said...

I think the definition of theme means the subject or the topic. For example in Jip his story Jip didn't know about his past and that he was a slave. Jip also didn't know how he fell of the wagon.

Alex said...

Theme is mostly the main subject of a story.The theme of Jip:His Story is finding his own self .Because he did not know nothing about his self . And that he soon figures out things about his past and about him and know he knows why he became who he is.

veldine said...

I think theme means the subject or topic of something

ex:if your having a party and you have a theme, that means it's the the main look of the party.

Aramis Pena said...

THEME:
A theme is like the main thing about a character. For example in Jip, he really cared about Put he didn't want to leave put back in vermont because if he did they would put Put in a mental hospital and he didn't want that to happen so Jip brought Put with him to Canada because he didn't want to be a slave. thats an example of friendship.