Posted by GibH on October 18, 2008 at 13:44:43:
In Reply to: Re: A Fiction Writing Question posted by TJ on October 18, 2008 at 13:41:28:
: : 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.
It does help, but can anybody give me an example?
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