Children of Blood and Bone Themes & Motifs

Tomi Adeyemi
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Racism

The way Kosidans treat and think of Maji is one long extended metaphor for racism in the United States. Racism is woven into the very fabric of the fictionalized society, just as it is in reality. Racism is not something that exists within characters, though some characters, like King Saran, are full of hatred for the Maji, while others, like Amari, are determined to make their world a better place by creating equality between the two races.

The two races have been at odds with one another for a long time and there is a long history of fault on both ends. Maji have a history of exploiting their natural powers and using them to harm and kill Kosidans. Kosidans have a history of repressing the Maji. They are set apart by distinct physical features that immediately tell one race from another: Maji have pure white...

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