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Ahab's Wife, or, the Star-Gazer Themes

Sena Jeter Naslund
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Themes

Quest for Adventure

The quest for adventure is a major theme of the book. Many of the book's characters seek adventure. Una certainly falls into this category since she disguises herself as a boy and runs away to sea at the age of sixteen. She not only wants to be near Giles and Kit, but she also wants the adventure of being at sea. She wants freedom. Once she is free of the domination of her father, she goes to the top of the lighthouse and looks out. There is a world out there and Una knows that it is hers. She wants the experience of living and working on the whaling boat just as Kit and Giles do. Once she is in Nantucket after surviving the voyage, she is still adventuresome. She is never afraid to do things on her own or to travel. Una travels to Kentucky...

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