Legends of the Fall Themes

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Being a Victim

The first novel of this collection begins with a victim, as Cochran lies dying from his beating in Revenge. He is lucky that Mauro and his daughter travel the same road where Cochran was dumped. Cochran is also lucky that Mauro is observant, noticing the vultures waiting for Cochran to die. Cochran thinks of other instances in his life when things just happen to him, as if he has no control, such as his marriage and divorce, and playing tennis for Tibey. Miryea is also a victim. Although she initiates the relationship with Cochran, once Tibey begins to punish her, she never escapes from her victimization. She attempts to regain control of her life by stabbing the man at the whorehouse and by trying to help the autistic children. However, both attempts end badly, and she gives up. She wishes her father could help her, but...

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