A literature theme is the main idea which a writer explores in a novel or a short story in the literary world. There are various themes of the literature which we can see in various types of writing.
Good And Evil
This theme focuses on the fight between good and evil. The stories in this theme have a protagonist and an antagonist, but in this theme, the side characters can also be drawn very beautifully. This theme, in general, is fictional but has a very attractive storyline.
J. K. Rowling’s Harry Porter is one of the greatest examples of the good and evil theme in literature.
This theme is mainly based on love between two people or more than two people. In this theme, the story is also based on fictional characters, but it can be also based on real-life incidents. Love stories are one of the themes used in classic times mostly. This theme can have a very tragic ending, but most of the time it is a comedy story.
For instance, William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ is the most read novel in the love theme of literature.
These are mainly sad stories that have either a tragic ending or a rather happier ending to it. These stories are mainly based on the freedom of life which is said to be one of the best genres in the classic and historical times.
For example, ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens can be said as the greatest story of this theme.
Courage And Perseverance
In this theme, the writer focuses his story on the triumph of the human spirit. This kind of story is mainly based on the main character. This kind of story can attract another level of bulk as it has a rather satisfying ending.
This theme is based on the struggles that the protagonist faces in his life and how he overcome those challenges. In this type of story, the main protagonist is always very courageous and has the nature of thinking outside of the box.
Coming Of Age
This theme is mainly based on the journey of a bunch of people growing up together. These stories usually do not have any main characters, rather these kinds of stories focus on the whole bunch of the people and their life stories.
This theme is mainly based on the character development of the people living and spending their time together, the stories in this theme can also be a whole story or a series of episodes.
This theme focuses on perseverance, brotherhood and also focuses on the triumph of the human spirit. These stories focus on the tragic start of the main protagonist who has the greatest ending in that storyline. These kinds of stories can also attract many kinds of people, as it also has a satisfying ending to the stories.
Choosing a theme before reading and choosing a theme for writing one’s own story is very important in the stream of literature. We can choose the theme depending on our personalities to understand and connect to the story in a better manner.