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Modern Day Universal Themes



Aging/Obsolescence/Death

Generational Conflict

Human Condition

Isolation/Connection/Alienation/Ennui

Loss of Innocence/Toll of War

Love/Betrayal

Obsession/Psychological Study

Religion/Spirituality/Redemption

Another View



individual as hero;
individual and cosmos;
individual and nature;
individual and society;
individual and family;
individual and individual;
individual and self;

Yet Another View



Universal Themes and Generalizations

1. Relationships:
A. Everything is related in some way.
B. All relationships are purposeful.
C. Relationships change over time.

2. Exploration:
A. Exploration requires recognizing purpose and responding to it.
B. Exploration may result in new findings or the confirmation of old findings

3. Force or Influence:
A. Force attracts, holds and repels.
B. Force influences or changes.
C. Force may be countered with equal or greater force.

4. Conflict:
A. Conflict is composed of opposing forces.
B. Conflict may be natural or human-made.
C. Conflict may be intentional or unintentional.
D. Conflict may allow for change.

5. Patterns:
A. Patterns have segments that are repeated.
B. Patterns allow for prediction.
C. Patterns have an intentional order.
D. Patterns are enablers.

6. Systems:
A. Systems have parts that complete a task.
B. Systems are composed of sub-systems.
C. Systems follow rules.
D. Systems interact.
E. Parts of systems are interdependent upon one another.

7. Power:
A. Power is the ability to influence.
B. Power may be used or abused.
C. Power may take many forms (electrical, economic, political, cultural.)

8. Structure:
A. Structures have parts that are interrelated.
B. Parts of structures support and are supported by other parts.
C. Smaller structures may be combined to form larger structures.
D. A structure is no stronger than its weakest component part.

9. Change:
A. Change generates more change.
B. Change can be either positive or negative.
C. Change is unavoidable or inevitable.
D. Change is necessary for growth.

10. Order Vs. Chaos
A. Order may be natural or constructed.
B. Order is a form of communication.
C. Order leads to chaos and chaos leads to order.

Still More



TRAGIC HERO
COMING OF AGE
MAN VERSES NATURE
TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY.
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