Only Children Themes

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One of the most notable and continuous themes in Only Children is that of the pastoral escape. The Hubbards and Zimmerns are escaping to the country for a weekend, and the setting plays an important part in their magical regression. Anna King's farm is not simply rural, it is intentionally rustic. She is a lady Thoreau, or as Bill describes her, a "pioneer." She embodies the American ideal of self-reliance—growing her...

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