Homeless Bird Themes & Motifs

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A Lack of Control

Koly has little control over many aspects of her life, but she isn’t alone in this. The culture, prejudices, and chance play an important role in this story. From the moment she becomes a teenager, Koly’s life is in the hands of others. Her parents agree to an arranged marriage. When it’s obvious the groom’s parents lied to them, her parents go through with the wedding anyway. Koly is handed over with no say in the matter. She quickly learns that her husband is very ill. Even bedridden, he orders her to perform specific tasks, including to entertain him with stories. Koly knows he can’t physically force her, but she complies. After her husband dies, Koly briefly considers going home; but, she knows that it is likely that she will not be welcomed. She searches for a way...

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