Champion: A Legend Novel Themes & Motifs

Marie Lu
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Class Identity and Oppression

Class is major and deeply-rooted dividing force in the world of Champion, one that creates divisions between characters. From the very beginning of the novel, Day identifies with his class background. He has transitioned from a poor orphan into a wealthy soldier of the Republic, but he struggles to identify with the upper class. For instance, he feels especially out of place at the Independence Day Banquet amongst the Republic’s elite: “No matter how much money the Republic throws at me, I will forever be the boy from the streets” (38). Although he is now technically wealthy, Day still is not part of the upper-class in his dress, mannerisms, or education. This sense of discomfort is highlighted by Serge’s comments on his inability to use silverware properly. While some characters, like Serge, intentionally create a divide between classes, other relationships have more...

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