Start your free trial to explore a vast range of themes from fiction and film, along with the thematic statements, symbols, and character-specific qualities that align with each.


Themes in storytelling are what the story is really about. They allow us to use fictional characters to explore ideas and questions that are central to the human experience. Intrinsically connected to themes are symbols, which, when woven into a story, provide touchstones that remind readers of the ideas being explored. Use the themes in this thesaurus and the symbolism possibilities for each to connect with your audience on a deeper level—one that underscores these universal beliefs and ideas.

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