A literary theme analysis will synthesize several elements within a work and prove an overall message with those elements.
EX: A true coming of age is seen in the characters Harry, Ron, and Hermione in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. **Note: This would be the X, Y, Z thesis
EX: Characters in Harry Potter’s life illustrate the notion that a father figure does not necessarily have to be one’s biological father. **Note: This thesis is put into a general thesis format, not X,Y, Z
Find evidence within the work to illustrate your points
Find secondary sources as needed that help you prove your points
Exercise 10: Brainstorm some possible theme analysis ideas with Harry Potter; start with the following – what could you do with these: