What themes did you encounter when reading this book?

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Re: What themes did you encounter when reading this book?

Post by BookLover9819 » 09 Jan 2018, 16:48

If the theme of bravery is a recurring theme, then, wouldn't the themes of cowardice and fear be recurring too?

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Post by Written Legalist » 09 Jan 2018, 23:17

I'd say bildungsroman, or a coming of age story was prominent as well. These themes work well since it's structured for the protagonist to learn and develop as the plot unfolds. The problem is when the author shows the character having learned a skill or lesson early on, and the character becomes almost a "Mary Sue" where they can do no wrong. But this book pulls it off, well.

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Post by GRR » 10 Jan 2018, 22:40

The different nations and the battling reminded me of World War II with the Allies and the Axis.


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Post by Annamikov » 13 Jan 2018, 09:14

Honestly, the reader already knows what to expect by reading the title "End of the Last Great Kingdom" and it's quite easy to identify the main themes, such as bravery, love, friendship and most importantly - finding inner strength.

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Post by Mouricia25 » 13 Jan 2018, 11:13

Loyalty, friendship, love, hate, revenge, greed, fear, nature.

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Post by aliceriddle » 16 Jan 2018, 09:21

Bravery, faith, trust, love, betrayal. There are many themes in the book that I really liked. The author manages to portray them well.

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