Mr. Fox Themes & Motifs

Helen Oyeyemi
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Creation

Creation is an important theme in the novel “Mr. Fox” by Helen Oyeyemi. Thematically, creation involves bringing something into existence which did not exist before –in this case, through the written word. The act and process of creation and creativity in turn heavily influence not only the plot of the novel, but the themes of reality, identity, love, and metaphor as well.

Helen Oyeyemi herself acts as a God-like figure in her crafting of the novel “Mr. Fox”, giving life to a world and the characters of Fox, Daphne, and Mary Foxe, and creating the world in which these characters operate. The characters themselves are immensely contingent upon creation in that creation becomes the focal point of their lives. As a writer, Fox creates. As a character, Mary is a creation dependent upon Fox. As Fox’s wife, Daphne is an inspirational part of Fox’s...

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