Call It Courage Themes

Armstrong Sperry
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Survival

One of the themes in the novel is that of survival. In tribal societies such as Mafatu’s home on Hikueru, knowing how to utilize nature and the land around you is an important part of daily life. It is equally important to know what is dangerous or safe, and to be quick-witted and able to react appropriately in a given situation. For some things, one can rely on other members of the tribe, but as Mafatu discovered it can be invaluable to have the necessary skills to survive on your own.

Mafatu had despised the menial tasks that he had to perform on Hikueru, such as building tools, repairing nets, and keeping the fires going. However when he lands on the island by himself, knowing how to do all of those things allows him to build a shelter, create essential tools, hunt, cook, and keep himself alive...

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