Fates and Furies Themes & Motifs

Lauren Groff
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Marriage

Marriage is an important theme in the novel “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff. In the novel, it is primarily the marriage of Lotto and Mathilde which garners attention, but it is also the idea of marriage in general, and the marriage between Danica and Chollie which merit consideration as well. Marriage is central not only thematically, but to the plot of the novel itself.

The marriage between Lotto and Mathilde is nearly instantaneous, and makes up the plot of the novel as the novel revolves around their marriage. Lotto’s first words to Mathilde are a proposal of marriage, which she accepts. They date for two weeks before deciding to elope. The marriage, by any standards, is quick. Antoinette believes Mathilde has designs on the family fortune, and so offers to pay Mathilde to leave Lotto. Mathilde refuses, because she truly does love Lotto. Their...

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