Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance Themes

Richard Powers
This Study Guide consists of approximately 6 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance.
This section contains 179 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance Short Guide

Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance Summary & Study Guide Description

Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

This detailed literature summary also contains Related Titles on Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance by Richard Powers.

Preview of Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance Summary:

Powers's themes are intimately connected with the social concerns mentioned above. His obvious quest in this novel is to understand the structure of human existence. As in all his other writing, Powers is concerned with ideas and with their conjoining parts, their necessary connections. His conflicts cannot be stated in simple terms — man against nature, man against man, man against himself. These terms imply divisions; Powers quests after connections.

In two of his characters, the narrator and Peter Mays, Powers focuses on the theme of obsession, not only as a means toward the end of achieving broad cultural understanding but of unlocking as well the secrets of human existence. This book is about the whys, whats, and hows of the world as we perceive it. The quest is more intellectually demanding than many contemporary authors have dared impose upon their readers.

marks the beginning of a quest...
This section contains 179 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Buy the Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance Short Guide
Copyrights
Gale
Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook