Home Themes

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Good versus Evil

The primary plot of "Home" is that of good versus evil. Primarily, it questions the good and evil of mankind in various situations. The first good and evil situation the novel tackles is the treatment of black people during the era. The evil side of segregation talks about the prejudice, lynching, killing and beating of black people, especially in the south.

The second good versus evil theme relates to the Korean War. War has two sides to it. Since Frank is fighting on the American side of the war, the Koreans are evil to him and to the other Americans Frank serves with in the army. This forces Frank to commit the act of killing, which is normal evil. In a war situation, however, killing the enemy is a necessary evil for survival.

The third is the struggle that Frank Money has inside with good and...

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