Inkdeath Themes

Cornelia Funke
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Good against Evil/Heroism

The novel is a classic story of good against evil. Mortimer, the Black Prince, and Dustfinger all deeply sympathize with the suffering in Ombra and seek justice as a result. They are the personification of good, and battle against the Adderhead, the Piper, Milksop, and eventually Orpheus. Each of these evil characters is selfish, driven only by his own desires, and willing to bring disaster to the land of Ombra. The Adderhead serves as the archetypal major villain. He is in command of the other villains and seeks the destruction of Mortimer, who in his role as Bluejay, is now the most important hero of the book. Both characters have powerful allies that help one against the other. Each side is contrasted sharply throughout the novel, as when the villains capture the children and the heroes struggle to take them back. Though a few of...

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