There are recurring themes in all our Literature texts and they are namely, prejudice (whether in the form of racial discrimination, class snobbery, or religious persecution), courage, love, family and kinship, patriarchy, friendships, survival and community.
Other less common themes are colonialism, war and survival. These themes are essential in inculcating certain desirable values in students. Many of us can still recall the stigmatisation of Afro-Amercians (negroes) in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the result of the prejudice - persecution and perversion of justice.
The books we read make their imprints on our minds. Those with strong messages and codas will be forever etched in our minds.