Land of Love and Drowning Themes & Motifs

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Family

Family is a central theme in "Land of Love and Drowing," if only because all of main the characters are blood-related in one way or another. Eeona and Anette are sisters, daughters of Owen Arthur and Antoinette Bradshaw. Jacob Esau is Anette's lover, Youme's father, and the son of Rebekah and Owen Arthur. Ronalda and Youme are Anette's daughters. It is a family with many parts, but a family nonetheless.

The author uses family in this novel to show the reader that the idea of one's family can take on varying forms. For example, Eeona and Anette are sisters. Their relationship evolves from resentment to caring for one another, to trying to escape one another, and finally to an amicable relationship. As the older sister and the only living caretaker for Anette, Eeona feels a sense of responsibility to keep Anette from harm, which in her...

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