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The Theory of Story

The Theory of Story

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Published by: Ramsubramani on Jan 01, 2009
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What moves Theme forward is the Thematic Argument. Why an argument? Be-
cause unless the audience shares the author's bias on the story's issues, it will not
accept a blanket statement that the author's proposed way of dealing with a particular
problem is the best. The audience really does want to be convinced - it wants to learn
something useful in real life while being entertained at the same time. But, unless an
author can successfully make an emotional argument supporting his bias through his
Theme, he will not be able to change the heart of his audience.

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