Forgot your password?  

Mountains Beyond Mountains Themes

This Study Guide consists of approximately 42 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Mountains Beyond Mountains.
This section contains 895 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Mountains Beyond Mountains Study Guide

Themes

Service

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...

(read more from the Themes section)

This section contains 895 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Mountains Beyond Mountains Study Guide
Copyrights
Mountains Beyond Mountains from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook