Literary Theme Analysis Essay Assignment Minimum 500 words 12 Font Times New Roman Double Spaced Students will select a story or novel they have read and develop an essay that explains a potential “theme” in the story. The theme essentially is the message the author is trying to convey to his or her readers. Most stories or novels may possibly have several themes a reader to could choose from. The theme is NOT the plot, or what happens in the story. Just writing a ‘book report’ about who is in the story and what takes place will not meet the assignment requirements and will be handed back ungraded. Students are required to use three quotes and cite these quotes in their body paragraphs. The quotes will support the theme the student chooses to analyze. Without quotes from the story, the essay will not be considered complete. Papers without specific cited quotes will be handed back as incomplete.