Themes

What is a Theme?

A main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly.

What is the Function of a Theme?

Theme is an element of a story that binds together various other essential elements of a narrative.

It is a truth that exhibits universality and stands true for people of all cultures.

Theme gives readers better understanding of the main character’s conflicts, experiences, discoveries, and emotions as they are derived from them.

Through themes, a writer tries to give his reader an insight into how the world works or how he or she views human life.

Literary Devices: Definition and Examples of Literary Terms

My list of Themes:

Battling Trauma & New Beginnings

A Quest to Picaresque: Overcoming Obstacles with a Desire 

Traveling to Other Worlds & The Outsider: The Dystopian Genre 

A Dark Fairytale: The Fortunes of Life & Death

A Spiritual Journey & An Awakening 

A Young Woman’s Migration & Realizing Identity 

Discovering Identity & Psychological Awareness

Listening to the Journey: A Critic or an Artist? 

The Passageway to Tragedy: The Rise & Fall of a Hero

The Road to Drama: An Irony Between Pain & Pleasure

Traveling as a Pack: Family & Identity

Taking the Lead: Freedom & Responsibility

The Separate Paths: Men & Women 

Driving through the Fog: Imagination & Reality

A Race to War: Ethnicity & War

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