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what is the key difference between the subject and the theme of a story?

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    Here's an example:

    Subject of the play Hamlet: A prince discovers his father was murdered and his uncle has taken over the throne.

    Themes: the mystery of death; indecisiveness leads to further problems; and others...

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    Ok thanks this helped alot

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    You're welcome.

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    so would it be, the subject is what the story is about and the theme is what it means?

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    Right. That's a good way to phrase it.

    Plus ... there can be (and usually are) several themes in a good story.

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    ok thanks this was the question and one of the answers

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