Posted by TJ on October 18, 2008 at 13:41:28:
In Reply to: A Fiction Writing Question posted by GibH on October 18, 2008 at 10:35:42:
: Here's a fiction writing question: what is theme? I read a book that said the main elements of fiction were:
: - Point of view: the narrator of the story
: - Plot: the events that take place in the story
: - Characters: the people in the story
: - Setting: the environment in which the story takes place
: - Theme: the main idea or meaning of the story
: All fairly straight forward except that last one, theme. The explanation doesn't tell me anything. Can anybody give me some examples?
One way to explain it is to put it in reader terms: theme is the meaning the reader is left with after reading the story.
Hope that helps.
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