Incantation Themes

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Love

Love is a major and dominant theme int he novel "Incantation" by Alice Hoffman. It appears in every part of the book, and appears predominantly in two ways -romantic and familial. Both ways have serious impacts on the plot, and the main character, Estrella.

In the romantic sense, love appears primarily between the characters of Estrella and Andres. Their romance is innocent and tender, but fierce in strength and loyalty. This is especially true when Andres agrees to keep seeing Estrella, even after Catalina has forbade Estrella from seeing Andres anymore. Indeed, Andres risks his life for the love of Estrella, helping them to hide out in the woods, and later fleeing the country with them. He is the one, true ally that Estrella and her grandmother have, and it is due to Andres's love for Estrella.

Love also appears in the familial sense. Here, love occurs primarily...

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