Theme Statements. Developing theme through topics. Topic vs. Theme. Theme statements come from topic words (main ideas) , such as Rottenness and Decay Appearance versus Reality Madness Trust, loyalty and friendship Revenge and Filial Obligation. Topic/Main Idea.
Developing theme through topics
*For example, in Romeo and Juliet a potential theme statement could be: “Love can prosper despite the hate rooted in family feuds.”
Notice that the theme statement addresses the topic of ‘love.’