The Big Rock Candy Mountain Themes

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain is the story of a spiritual quest. Each of the three principal characters is searching for his or her own Eden. Bo seeks the freedom of wide-open spaces with few social constraints. He pulls his family around with him as he searches for the big opportunity that will make him financially independent. He seems unaware that he is as much running away as he is searching. His brutal childhood chases him wherever he goes; his father's beatings have made him an angry man who is seldom sure of what he is angry about. His Eden would allow him to dissipate his angry energies in hunting and competing against nature for survival. Attracted by a frontier that no longer exists, pushed by a past he cannot escape, Bo is a tragic figure.

Elsa's Eden would be a nice house in a quiet town where...

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