Theme

A big issue that the text discusses. (You might hear people talk about the message of a text, but writers don't like that).
A big issue that the text discusses. (You might hear people talk about the message of a text, but writers don’t like that).

We tell stories about how people struggle with our feelings about anger, love, shyness, overconfidence, vengefulness, racism, fairness, honor, bravery, fear, self-confidence, loneliness, fitting in, growing up, etc..

You will often spot a theme by looking at the motivations of a character, the obstacles they face and their relationships with other characters.

In some stories, even the setting can show you the theme (many science fiction stories use the setting to explore an issue).

A Quick Theme Video

 

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