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Iceberg Themes

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Themes

One Man Can Make A Difference

Dirk Pitt is a cross between Paul Newman's rebellious, independent man and James Bond's cool and deadly demeanor. The "one man against all odds" is a theme visited often throughout this novel, as Pitt chooses danger over safety in pursuit of ideals. Pitt forgoes his own physical safety repeatedly to stay in the investigation, dedicated to finishing what he starts. Without Pitt's aggressive behavior, risk-taking and personal sacrifice, the investigation would never succeed, and countless innocent people would die.

Repeatedly in the novel, circumstances lead to a point where it is up to Pitt alone to exact justice. Though he is a powerful force, he is still human, and he is intelligent enough to question his role in the world. He comes to the same conclusion each time, knowing if he does not act, no one else will. Pitt is exceptionally well suited...

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