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Hopscotch Themes

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Life is a Series of Snapshots

Morelli states that a novel should be a series of snapshots without a clear sense of continuity. This leaves the reader open to take an active role in assigning meaning to the disconnected events. In Hopscotch, the reader is given a series of experiences: a night listening to jazz, Horacio in bed with Pola, Traveler and Horacio building a bridge between their windows. One is invited to make decisions regarding the importance of these events.

Horacio, meanwhile, is constantly asking the same questions as the reader throughout. Why is he here at this time in this place? What is his purpose in La Maga's life? What is her purpose to him? More that anything, his central question: "What is there to do? With that question I'll never sleep. Oblomov, cosa facciamo? The great voices of History stir us to action ... Happy are those...

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