Do plays have main ideas?

how to find them

The title often contains a main idea.

One big idea that Calderon de la Barca is writing about in Life Is A Dream is

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relevant vocabulary: real, unreal, reality, dreaming, Segismundo, awake, temporary


Thinking about what a main character wants tells you about a main idea.

King Basilio wants to know if his son's horoscope was correct. This tells me that an important idea in the play is

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relevant vocabulary: freedom, fate, free will, science,

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