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Post by jwalker73 » 03 Oct 2017, 04:50

I agree with all the above themes. There was also the theme of preserving land and culture versus further development of the area.

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Post by Amagine » 03 Oct 2017, 05:20

jwalker73 wrote:I agree with all the above themes. There was also the theme of preserving land and culture versus further development of the area.
The preservation of land was definitely an important theme.
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Post by BoyLazy » 04 Oct 2017, 06:40

The theme that excited me the most was evolution of a person into a braver and stronger one.
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Post by kandscreeley » 04 Oct 2017, 08:16

Amagine wrote:I see culture and heritage as a huge theme in the book. It's something that is brought up many times and stood out to me the most.
Absolutely! And staying true to your roots and traditions in spite of the world around. Staying true to who you are if you will.
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Post by Christina Rose » 04 Oct 2017, 09:16

BoyLazy wrote:The theme that excited me the most was evolution of a person into a braver and stronger one.
This was especially evident in Sarah, but I also think that both Tom and Myra evolved as people a bit as well.

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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 06:03

kandscreeley wrote:
Amagine wrote:I see culture and heritage as a huge theme in the book. It's something that is brought up many times and stood out to me the most.
Absolutely! And staying true to your roots and traditions in spite of the world around. Staying true to who you are if you will.
Yep, it was the most apparent and best theme in the book.
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Post by BoyLazy » 06 Oct 2017, 07:31

Christina Rose wrote:
BoyLazy wrote:The theme that excited me the most was evolution of a person into a braver and stronger one.
This was especially evident in Sarah, but I also think that both Tom and Myra evolved as people a bit as well.
Yes that cannot be ignored as well.. relationship between people is always interesting and we can learn a lot from evolving relationships.
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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 17:45

I also like the theme of inner strength. I think that was a powerful one.
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Post by meteku4 » 06 Oct 2017, 19:21

In fact a number of themes exist in this story. I see bravery, persistence, culture, heritage, ambition , conflict , and many others.

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Post by Karen0823 » 06 Oct 2017, 20:42

The themes that were most prominent to me in this book were the family bond, trust, and perseverance.

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Post by Amagine » 06 Oct 2017, 21:21

Karen0823 wrote:The themes that were most prominent to me in this book were the family bond, trust, and perseverance.
Family is definitely an important theme here.
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Post by Salsabila » 06 Oct 2017, 22:34

Heritage and culture take most part of the story though there is also the theme of historical development and survival

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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 02:25

meteku4 wrote:In fact a number of themes exist in this story. I see bravery, persistence, culture, heritage, ambition , conflict , and many others.
Definitely.. Good observation. These themes were all involved..
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Post by Anjum » 07 Oct 2017, 03:19

I think that a theme of responsibility is also applicable. Tom felt it that it was his responsibility to return the atlatl to his grandfather. Sarah also showed a sense of responsibility and respect towards her great great grandfather.

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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 03:43

Anjum wrote:I think that a theme of responsibility is also applicable. Tom felt it that it was his responsibility to return the atlatl to his grandfather. Sarah also showed a sense of responsibility and respect towards her great great grandfather.
it is best shown in the character of Tom. good one.
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