Theme Project 1-2- Julie Fedash- Never Give up

Theme: Never Give Up

Movie- The movie Finding Dory has the theme of never giving up. Finding Dory connects to the theme of never giving up because Dory a wide-eyed, blue tang fish suffers from memory loss. Which means about every 10 seconds or so this person or fish in this case forgets most things like what they were just talking about. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find her family. This theme is supported when Dory tries as hard as she can to remember everything about her family and where to find them. Also the theme is supported when Dory is on her journey with Nemo and Marlin and she is remembering more and more about where she lived and where her parents are. Finally the theme is supported when Dory finds her family. These examples from Finding Dory all support the theme of never giving up because Dory is remembering everything she can about a goal she has wanted to achieve her whole life.

Book- The book Loser, by Jerry Spinelli has the theme of Never giving up. Loser connects to the theme of never giving up because Donald the main character has messy handwriting and slips and falls these are some of the things that to the other kids in his grade thought of him. Since he does all these things he is being called loser and he wants that to stop. This theme is supported on pages 6-7 when everyone in the class is talking about how there are winners everywhere and how most people are all winner except for Donald. Further on page 8 it talks about how on the first day of school he got in trouble before school by his mother and during school by most of his teachers. Finally on page 18 some kids are making fun of him because he has messy handwriting and doesn't know all of his letters and how to write them yet. These examples from loser show the theme of never giving up because no matter what the Kids, Teachers, and his parents are telling him that he is doing or making fun of him he pretends not to hear it and doesn't say anything mean back. Also he is persistent and doesn't let what people say change him.

Graphic Novel- The graphic novel Smile, by Raina Teligamier has the theme of never giving up. Smile connects to the theme of never giving up because Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after a girl scout meeting she is getting out of the car and she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly. This theme is supported when Raina falls out of the car and her so called friends start laughing at her. The theme is supported more when Raina gets her braces and all of her headgear but still tries to live life to the fullest. Finally the theme is supported when Raina is in band and the guy she likes likes her back and she tells him she will go with him to the dance but she never shows up. These examples from Smile show the theme of never giving up because when Raina falls and her friends make fun of her she just tried to move on and she figured out that they weren't real friends. Also if people make fun of her teeth, braces, headgear, etc. that means that they weren't true friends in the start.


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