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My assignment is to write a thematic statement and find a movie and poem with that same theme. Any theme and movie suggestions? from In the Time of the Butterflies

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The themes in In the Time of the Butterflies, according to eNotes, are the following:

1. Change and Transformation

2. Courage and Cowardness

3. Family Life

4. Gender Roles

While there are a few more, these themes are enough to answer your question.

In regards to all four of the above mentioned themes, a movie that could be used is "Speak". Melinda, the protagonist, must face her emotional and mental "reconstruction" after a rape (change and transformation), the ability to face her attacker (courage/cowardness), her broken relationship with her family (Family Life), and the gender roles depicted in schools (Gender Roles).

As for poetry which includes themes similar to those mentioned, the list is endless.

"Teaching the Caterpillar to Fly"- Simmerman

Poetry by Rabindranath Tagore (renowned for his life changing poetry and recognition as a prophet)- "Brink of Eternity" and "Closed Path".

"Courage"- Goethe

"Courage"- Sexton

"The Miracle"- Anderson

"That Women are but Men's Shadows"- Jonson

I hope that this list helps. Good luck with your assignment.

 

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