Course 10—Lecture

LitCourse 10
How to Read: Theme


Theme—what it's all about

Finally, what we've been waiting for. After all the talk about setting, plot, characters, and so on . . . here's the Big Question:

What's it all about? What is the author getting at?

Theme is what it's all about.
Theme is a story's central idea(s)—it is the element that expresses a writer's vision of life...or explores certain questions.

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