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Foxfire 9 Themes

Eliot Wigginton
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One of the primary topics presented throughout the novel is that of the fiercely independent nature of the mountain population. In each article, the individuals presented show a separation from themselves and mainstream society. Their entire way of life is based on a lack of modern conveniences and of learning how to fend for oneself. These individuals, in most cases, care for their own illnesses using home remedies or remedial care, and rarely see doctors. These individuals rely on their neighbors and on themselves to provide food through harsh winter conditions. They raise their own vegetables, their own livestock, and their own fruits, and can or preserve these goods to last them throughout the year. Many older individuals recall making their own clothing, their own bedding, and even their own houses. They made their own brooms, shoes, wagons, pottery, and other household items, including soap. With little education...

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