Want to know something cool about Theme? Get this, if a great story is really just an analogy to a single human mind trying to solve a problem, then Theme is really just the evaluations of that single human mind at work. Awesome, right? Theme is no longer this big imposing intimidating thing--just another aspect of the mind along with Character, Plot, and Genre.


Finding The Plot Of Your Story Through Theme

Determining the progression of events is easy once you identify the family of Thematic issues present in your story.

Regarding the argument over the integration of Characters into Plot, the barometer of Theme rarely enters the conversation. Understood more as a simple statement of right and wrong, Theme observes from a distance–an outcast on the sideline of storytelling. The truth calls for Theme to step forward and play an integral part in the development of a narrative.