I Am David Themes

Anne Holm
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Freedom from Oppression

David's journey, from beginning to end, is a manifestation and/or enacting of his desire to be free from anything that keeps him from being everything he is, everything he can be, and everything he wants to be. He leaves the camp because he doesn't want to be oppressed by the people who run it, by their rules, or the cruelty-defined ideology behind those rules. He leaves the towns where he begins to become comfortable as soon as he begins to feel oppressed by what he believes to be the similar attitudes of people he had thought or hoped were friends and allies. He makes a point of fighting against oppression-by-preconception as shown by the attitudes of the female American tourist, and the oppression-by-suspicion shown by Maria's mother, Elsa. He is also suspicious of the oppression represented, for him, by Elsa and Giovanni's house, eventually equating...

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