Themes of Novels
Writers are the backbone of every society, as they serve as guides to the destinies of individuals. A writer is therefore not just a writer, but also the source of inspiration for writers everywhere. The key to writing a novel is to decide on the theme and then not to deviate from it, otherwise, a book cannot be labeled as a literary masterpiece.
Starting with a theme, a writer will choose the genre of the story and can write it on a single topic. Theme of a novel should match the storyline of the novel and not deviate from it. Good examples of novels with themes that started from themes are Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Legend of the Seeker. These themes are very popular and have been adapted to other media such as movies, television and the Internet. To note about a theme of a novel is that it should be unique, a subject that is both applicable and interesting to readers, one that would be well-liked by the audience.
The next step is to select the characters of the novel, in fact the theme of the characters are the ones that will direct the process of creating the character and the book. The great thing about writing a novel is that the writer can write as much as he wants because the ending of the story does not depend on him. Writing the protagonist of the story is quite similar to writing the main character and the antagonist. Themes in this case includes the romantic aspect of the protagonists, their relationship with the other characters, or with the antagonist, and how they react in situations. Some of the characters that can be written as the protagonist include Max Payne, Jacob Dreyfus, Darth Vader, and Count Dooku.
However, when you begin to work on the protagonist of the story, the author will find that it will be easier to make the main character of the story look unique. It will be a lot easier to come up with a unique premise than coming up with a unique main character. If the protagonist is created well, the author can make his characters to appear unique and well-rounded.
The two antagonists of the story are the villains in the story. They will act as obstacles to the protagonists, the one that the main character will face, or the one that is destroying everything. The types of characters that can be the antagonists are Darth Vader, General Grievous, and Boba Fett.
Each of these characters have their own qualities and strengths. Each one is unique and they are all portrayed in an attractive manner. These characters are difficult to portray especially if you are writing a novel.
And to conclude, the theme of the story will determine what kind of characters will be the protagonists in the story. Themes in a novel include romance, creativity, science fiction, and suspense. Characters that are formed on themes that are considered unique and at the same time unique. In order to develop the uniqueness of the characters, a novel has to take creative directions to come up with a novel that can be categorized as a literary masterpiece.
These are some of the things that you need to consider when you are working on the theme of the story in order to come up with a novel that is a unique and at the same time well-written story. Once the theme is well-crafted, the author has more freedom to develop the characters of the story and bring them to life.