Is there a literary device for when the main theme of a work is articulated by characters etc?

Angus Robertson 2 Rep.

e.g. If the main theme is a turning/change or improvement of character


“You know. the moment you turned or whatever you call it”

from, Tim Winton’s The Turning

Angus Robertson asked
English Tutor 2.76K Rep.

Yes, there can be and in this particular example, it would be connotation as the turning/improvement of a character connotes to the theme of the story. So, the theme of turning is a connotation.

English Tutor answered