Land of Love and Drowning Quotes

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Here, she would pause in her sewing to look directly at me. 'The wildness is many things besides a gathering of trees or a pooling of water.' I came to understand that the wildness could be inside of me.
-- Eeona (chapter 5 paragraph 4-5)

Importance: This statement by Eeona indicates to the reader what Eeona will be dealing with for the rest of the novel: her natural tendency toward wildness and her strong desire for independence. Eeona spends time being jealous of her mother, but in fact she is so much like her mother. Antoinette was prone to periods of wildness, as is Eeona throughout the course of the novel. Her statement at the end of Chapter 5 foreshadows to the reader pieces of Eeona's part in the narrative.

But there is no legacy of any of this. Families who are determined to keep their legacy make legacy arrangements.
-- Omniscient narrator (chapter 13 paragraph 2)

Importance: Family and legacy are two themes present...

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