Jamaica Inn Themes

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Family is a theme of this novel for many reasons. The first reason is because family is what has brought Mary Yellan to Jamaica Inn and what keeps her there. Mary's mother dies slowly on their farm and Mary administers to her every need. As her time draws near, Mary's mother makes Mary promise she will not try to run the farm on her own, but will sell everything and move to Bodmin to be with her Aunt Patience. Mary reluctantly agrees, preferring to remain on the family farm and finding it difficult to watch it sell a piece at a time. Despite her reluctance, Mary writes to her aunt and learns that she has moved to Jamaica Inn where her husband is the landlord. Mary is welcome to live with them there. Mary goes, expecting to find her aunt the same vivacious, caring woman she met many...

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