Welcome to the Story Theme Cloud! The words in the Theme Cloud below will take you to a variety of stories that express those themes in fairy tales.
Want a suggestion for how to explore the Themes? Begin by scanning the Cloud for the word that pulls you in. Before clicking on a theme, take a moment to allow associations or questions to come up around that word.
When you click on a theme, you’ll find several stories that you can explore. Let intuition be your guide!
Abduction Abuse Acceptance Addiction Admiration Advancement Ambition Arrogance Artificiality Attachment Attraction Authenticity Belonging Betrayal Bondage Challenge Compensation Competition Confession Confinement Confusion Consumption Corruption Courage Curiosity Darkness Death Deception Defeat Denial Departure Dependency Despair Destiny Disappointment Disassociation Disguise Disgust Dread Enchantment Envy Escape Exile Expectation Exposure Fatigue Fertility Foolishness Force Freedom Friendship Frustration Generosity Gratitude Greed Grief Guidance Hope Horror Humiliation Humility Humor Hunger Ignorance Imagination Incest Ingratitude Inheritance Innocence Insecurity Inspiration Invisibility Isolation Joy Judgment Kindness Kinship Leadership Longing Loss Manipulation Murder Necessity Nourishment Oblivion Perfection Persistence Possession Power Pride Protection Punishment Purpose Pursuit Rape Rebirth Reception Reciprocity Recognition Reconciliation Recovery Reflection Refuge Refusal Regret Rejection Remembrance Reparation Resolve Responsibility Restraint Retribution Reunion Reward Sacrifice Salvation Secrecy Self-Sufficiency Separation Silence Success Suffering Support Surrender Suspicion Sympathy Temptation Terror Theft Thirst Transformation Trauma Trust Vanity Vigilance Vulnerability Wealth Wildness Wisdom Wonder Worth