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.
- 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?