Mountains Beyond Mountains Themes

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Dr. Paul Farmer leads a life of service. He gives continually of himself to everyone—patients, family, friends, even those who would seem adversarial (for example, Alex Goldfarb). People recognize his loving nature and sincerity. For this reason, people are drawn to him and he leaves quite an impression. Some call him saintly, but he is quick to correct them. He aspires to be that wonderful but recognizes his limitations. Paul is not the only one who is giving of self. When the reader looks closely, one can see that Paul surrounds himself with like-minded people, although arguably on a different scale.

Jim Kim is also very giving and dedicates his life to advocating for the poor. He spent over a decade by Paul's side at PIH. Ophelia is dedicated as well. Not only does she give time and resources to PIH and the poor, but she...

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