How Green Was My Valley Themes

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Coming of Age

Although the story is narrated by an elderly Huw Morgan, his tale begins when he is a small boy and still being held in his mother's arm. After a tragic accident wherein little Huw tries to save his mother, he becomes bed-bound for years, and grows up with books and listening to the people around him. Being confined to his bed forces Huw to become very observant and he develops into a very knowledgeable young man, grateful and appreciative of everything in his life.

We follow Huw as he learns the basics of life through watching a child be born and through his many questions to his mentor, Mr. Gruffydd. Huw finally experiences his own sexuality and has one sexual experience as a young man. However, his love for his brother's wife sustains him and prevents this aspect of his life from fully developing. As a...

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