There is a Constant Battle Between Good and Evil
The first theme of Beautiful Creatures is good vs. evil, Dark vs. Light. Since its existence, evil has challenged the good, trying to drive it out. This book shows that we can choose the right side and fight against the vileness that is morally corrupting our society. We cannot avoid darkness. It will always be a constant in our lives. This is a constant that will oppress us. The struggle with Lena and Macon and Sarafine doesn’t end. The point is to show we all need to make the goodness in ourselves show. The constant battle pinning good and evil is one of the themes.
Create Your Own Destiny
Lena never wanted to have her choices taken away from her. The novel demonstrates Lena’s struggle to make her own future. She is constantly being taunted and reminded that she will never lead a normal life; Lena decided that she was done living her life on someone else’s schedule. She was ready to Claim herself. All readers can learn from this; we all need to strive for our dreams and disregard the naysayers. Nobody can live our lives for us, we must make decisions that may be hard, but will be positive in the long run. Creating our own destiny is a theme of Beautiful Creatures.