Heroes of the Frontier Themes & Motifs

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Life is Chaotic

The idea that life is chaotic is present in the many events that occur in Josie’s life that are either random or disruptive, and sometimes both. Josie leaves Ohio in the first place because she feels like her life has fallen into chaos. She has lost her dental practice and the father of her children is marrying someone else. Her daily life, while she sees it as drudgery, is fast paced and full of drama.

Josie tries to escape the chaos of her life by running away to Alaska, but the chaos of life cannot be escaped. Josie’s daughter Ana is herself a source of chaos since she is always breaking things or putting herself in dangerous conditions. She does not seem to be afraid of anything, so she does things like standing on sinks in public bathrooms or picking up rotting...

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