The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay Themes

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Evident in the superhero they create, escape is an important theme in Joe and Sammy's lives, and thus for the novel. Escape has the power to save and enchant but is simultaneously a leaving and an arriving, the former a thing of sadness, the latter, one of joy. It seems though, that for the better part of the novel, Joe understands only the former. He is trained in the art of the escape, an ability that he will use throughout his life, starting when as a young man he performs a real-life, death defying escape, by getting smuggled out of Prague before the Nazis have a chance to send him to a concentration camp. Joe's escape happens because of his magic—the slights of hand and feats of wonder that he is able to call forth at will—and faith, for it is in the casket...

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