Like thematic statements, themes aren't necessary, though readers may find themes in your work you did not intend. To help steer your story in the right direction in the reader's mind, elect specific themes you want to explore in your story. Now, a theme can be any idea like love, dating, alcoholism, fighting, capitalism, or stoicism. The list goes on and on.
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