Dhalgren Themes

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Curiosity

Curiosity is one of the most relevant themes of the book. What happened in Bellona? This is what Kidd is trying to find out as is the reader. Kidd is naturally curious about the city and the people he meets. He wants to know the background of the people he meets and why they came to Bellona. Several times he is warned about asking too many questions, such as during his meeting with Joaquin Faust. Faust tells him that the kind of people who come to Bellona don't like people who ask too many questions. However, Kidd remains curious about the city and its people. He wants to know what happened in the city and what experiences the people had.

When he works for the Richards, he wants to know why they don't leave the city, Mrs. Richards is too afraid to go out into the hall of...

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