On Golden Pond

What is the theme in On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson?

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Mortality is amajor theme in the play. Norman starts making references to his own mortality in jokes and offhand comments. He talks about living on borrowed time and preparing to celebrate his last birthday. In one way, he seems to have a healthy attitude about his mortality, but, in another, his incessant joking makes one wonder whether he is trying too hard to maintain that facade.