About Grace Themes & Motifs

Anthony Doerr
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The future is an outcome of the choices made..

The future is an outcome of the choices made. The future is examined and contemplated in the novel by way of David's two dreams and the events of his life. In each situation, the future is an outcome of choices made, not fate in defiance of choice.

David’s precognitive dream about Naaliyah drowning demonstrates this. David is able to save Naaliyah’s life, preventing her from drowning, and altering the future. David makes a choice to save her from drowning, rather than standing by helplessly. David’s action demonstrates his dreams do not have to come true because he makes a choice to change things.

David did not believe this twenty-five years before when he left Ohio after his dream about Grace’s death. He believed, if he stayed, he would bring about Grace’s death accidentally...

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