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Men at Arms: A Novel of Discworld Themes

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Racism and Prejudice

One of the underlying themes of the book, which is heavily connected to the idea of 'Modernity' is that of the conflict with Prejudice that the main character's have to face, both externally within their society and also, within themselves.

The cultural mix of the Discworld and in particular that of Ankh-Morpork means that there are a large number of different species of intelligent creatures who are given the status of civilian's in the central city of the world. Anything that is intelligent and can use money, in short. This inevitably clashes with the historic narratives of each culture (the living automatically hate the Undead, the Dwarves hate the Trolls and vice versa), and everyone is suspicious of the wizards, alchemists and those with arcane knowledge. Through the course of the narrative an equal opportunities drive is brought into force by the Patrician, in an effort...

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