I'v heard it said there's only one theme in story?
#script #writing #moviemaking #filmmaking
This is accurate, depending on how you look at it.
For example, all stories end with some form of liberation (Freedom To Live), which does not mean they all have happy endings. From that point of view, it is the limitation to liberation which the theme will connect with.
For example, all stories push out the hero's truer self, discover who the hero really is, be that good or bad. From that point of view, self-discovery parallels theme resolution.