Floating in My Mother's Palm Themes

Ursula Hegi
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Love

Multiple chapters in this novel use the theme of love. There is a strong love between Hanna and her mother that she describes multiple times, but never as clearly as in the chapter Floating in my Mother's Palm. In this chapter, Hanna describes how her mother taught her to swim, often allowing her to simply float on the water as she guided her with her hand on her belly. In this way, Hanna learned to float in her mother's palm. However, this is not simply the story of how Hanna learned to swim, but a story that describes the rare spirit of Hanna's mother and the love they clearly shared for one another.

There are also stories of romantic love in this novel. Trudi Montag came close to romantic love once, but the opportunity was disrupted by her father. Later, the pastor's sister found love at a time...

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