Story Theme

Every story, be it a short story or novel needs a theme. This should be a moral, message or lesson that the author wants the reader to learn from the story.
The theme is unsaid by the author, but we can infer it from the text.

Common themes:

  • Courage
  • Honesty
  • Love
  • Equality
  • Hope
  • Family
  • Kindness
  • Being yourself
  • Overcoming challenges

Questions the reader should ask themselves:

  • What did the character learn?
  • How did the characters grow or change?
  • What message is the author trying to send?
  • About what important part of life is this story concerned?