The Firm Themes

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Family is a pivotal theme in The Firm. When recruiting new lawyers, Bendini, Lambert and Locke takes great care in investigating the candidate's familial status. The firm seeks applicants who come from less than happy circumstances. It believes that this history creates a hunger for success and fraternity later in life—ideals that the firm upholds. It also seeks young men who are married. The firm leverages its benefits packages and entices couples looking forward to a particular way of life. The firm selects according to intelligence as well, but intelligence alone would not yield an interview. Once a lawyer has been hired, he is strongly encouraged to buy a home and have children. The firm offers such a bargain on its low interest mortgages that the employees would be crazy to not take advantage of the offer. When Mitch McDeere joins Bendini, Lambert and Locke, they...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Firm from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.