What Is The Theme Of A Novel? The Big Idea!

The theme of a story or book is the big idea that flows underneath and throughout the novel’s plot. If the ups and downs of the plot events represents the surface of the sea, then the theme is the undercurrent – unseen, but strong. It needn’t be in the form of a simplistic ‘moral of the tale’, but it can be, if the author so wishes, which brings us to the heart of the matter. The story’s theme is the message the writer wants to get across to his readers. The action, dialogue and plot are the devices he uses […]