List of Themes


Hugh Fox Themes

Abandonment
Abuse – Alcohol
Abuse – Sexual
Abuse – Drug
Alienation versus Love
Alienation – creating emotional isolation
Ambition
Ambition and Self-Improvement
Ambition out of control
Anger
Appearances are deceptive.
Beauty
Beauty of simplicity
Betrayal
Betrayal
Betrayal – fading bonds of love
Birth – life after loss
Birth – life sustains tragedy
Bullying
Burden of Secrets
Capitalism – effect on the individual
Catastrophe
Change of power – necessity
Change versus tradition
Chaos and order
Character – destruction, building up
Children more Mature than their Parents
Circle of life
Coming of age
Coming of Age
Coming of age – boy becomes a man
Communication – verbal and nonverbal
Community
Companionship as salvation
Compassion as Heroic
Conformity – industrialization and the conformity of man
Conspiracy
Convention and rebellion
Courage
Courage
Cruelty
Dangers of ignorance
Darkness and light
Death – death as mystery, death as a new beginning
Death – inevitable or tragedy
Death – Mystery of Death
Beauty
Death and Rebirth
Deception
Deception – appearance versus reality
Decline of the American Dream
Desire to escape
Destruction of beauty
Discovery – conquering unknown, discovering strength
Disillusionment and dreams
Displacement
Divorce
Dreams
Drug Abuse is Dangerous
Duty
Duty – the ethics of killing for duty
Duty (filial piety)
Eating Disorders
Education
Empowerment
Emptiness of attaining false dream
Equal Rights
Escape – escape from family pressures, escaping social constraints
Everlasting love
Evil – Nature of Evil
Evils of racism
Exclusion because of Racial or Religious Difference
Facing darkness
Facing reality
Fading beauty
Faith versus doubt
Family – blessing or curse
Family – destruction of family
Family Changing Idea of Family
Family Struggles
Fate
Fate and free will
Fear
Fear of failure
Female roles
Forgiveness
Forgiveness and Letting Go of Anger
Fortune – a fall from grace and fortune
Freedom
Friendships are Invaluable
Fulfillment
Generation gap – experience versus youthful strength
God and spirituality – inner struggle of faith
Good and evil – the coexistence of good and evil on earth
Good versus bad
Greed as downfall
Greed is Evil
Grief & Loss
Growing up – pain or pleasure
Happiness
Hazards of passing judgment
Heartbreak of betrayal
Heroism – false heroism, heroism and conflicting values
Heroism – real and perceived
Hierarchy in nature
Home
Home – security of a homestead
Hope – hope rebounds
Hopelessness – finding hope after tragedy
Hopes, Dreams, and Plans
Household Governance
Idea of Identity
Identity
Identity and Society
Identity crisis
Illusion of power
Immortality
Importance of Establishing Identity
Importance of Family
Individual and Society
Individual versus society
Individualism – choosing between security and individualism
Inhumanity towards other Humans
Injustice
Inner versus outer strength
Intolerance
Isolation
Isolation – the isolation of a soul
Isolation -social
Isolationism – hazards
Jealousy
Journey – most journeys lead back to home
Judgment – balance between justice and judgment
Knowledge versus ignorance
Literature and Writing
Lives are Sacrificed to Save Others
Loneliness
Loneliness as destructive force
Losing hope
Loss – loss of innocence, loss of individualism
Loss of a Loved One
Loss of innocence
Lost Dreams
Lost honor
Lost love
Love
Love – love sustains/fades with a challenge
Love and Hate
Love and sacrifice
Love’s Difficulty
Loyalty
Loyalty
Man against nature
Manipulation
Materialism as downfall
Memory and Vision
Money
Mortality
Motherhood
Names – power and significance
Nationalism
Nationalism – complications
Nature
Nature as beauty
Nature of Tragedy
Necessity of work
Need to Fight Racial Discrimination
Obsession
Oppression
Oppression of women
Optimism – power or folly
Overcoming – fear, weakness, vice
Parenthood
Past versus Present
Patriotism – inner conflicts stemming from patriotism
Patriotism – positive side or complications
Peace and war – war is tragic, peace is fleeting
People Hide their True Identity
People vs. Supernatural
Persecution
Perseverance
Poverty
Power – Lust for power
Power and corruption
Power of Language
Power of Love
Power of silence
Power of Storytelling
Power of the Dead over the Living
Power of tradition
Power of wealth
Power of words
Prejudice
Prejudice
Pretending to be Someone You’re Not
Pride
Pride and downfall
Progress – real or illusion
Quest for discovery
Quest for power
Race
Race relations – learned racism
Rebirth
Regret
Rejection
Relationships within Family
Religion
Reputation
Responsibility
Restricted Role of Women
Reunion
Rivalry
Role of men
Role of Religion – virtue or hypocrisy
Role of women
Secrecy
Self – inner and outer
Self vs. Alter Ego
Self-awareness
Self-motivation and Self-reliance
Self-preservation
Self-reliance
Self-Sacrifice
Sense of self – finding strength from within
Sexuality
Social Class
Social mobility
Spirituality
Stages of Life
Struggle for Self-Definition
Struggle to Maintain Faith
Success
Suffering
Suffering
Suffering – suffering as a natural part of human experience
Suicide
Survival
Survival – man against nature
Suspicion
Technology in society – good or bad
Temporary nature of physical beauty
Temptation and destruction
The American Dream
The Chase
The Fittest Survive.
The Quest
There are No Random Acts in Life
Totalitarianism
Tradition
Traditions and Customs
Trust Betrayed
Truth
Truth – Willingness to Ignore Truth
Upper Class vs. Lower Class
Vanity as downfall
Violence
Vulnerability of the meek
Vulnerability of the strong
War – glory, necessity, pain, tragedy
Will to survive
Wisdom of experience
Work
Working class struggles
Youth and beauty