Frankenstein: dangerous knowledge, secrets of science, monster being rejected by society, abortion. The Great Gatsby: decline of America in the 1920s, deals with upper class throughout the novel. And Then There Were None: justice, guilt.
Bill Gates/Warren Buffet: wealthy people who strive to donate to charities: money can or cannot be powerful - can argue either side; also, grew up with nothing, and accomplished a lot of things. Malcolm X: civil rights leader - anti-racism.
The Once and Future King: force and justice, knighthood (bravery and becoming a man). Adolf Hitler: power/corruption/ambition.
Animal Farm: corruption/communism, abuse of power.
King Lear: justice - believing humans get what is just since God is just. Beowulf: bravery, loyalty - Wiglaf stays and helps Beowulf while the dragon ends up killing Beowulf; Wiglaf never leaves his side, while Beowulf's other men have already fled. To Kill a Mockingbird: prejudice, educating children's innoncent minds. The Hobbit: heroism - Bilbo who develops from an average, ordinary person into a hero. The Odyssey: temptation.
Fahrenheit 451: censorship, knowledge vs. ignorance.
The Scarlet Letter: sin, identity.
The Outsiders: the rich and poor, when male and female interace = chaos, doing things to honor him and his gang. Rosa Parks: anti-racism, stood up for what she believed in - equality among race. Michael Jackson: abused fame - got abused by dad during childhood, then grew up to be a child molester. (Maybe this isn't a good example to use.)
Jack Welch, Howard Schultz, Steven Jobs, the Enron scandal, the Patriot Act,
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