Mr. Splitfoot Themes & Motifs

Samantha Hunt
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Dualism

Life and death is the ultimate dualistic pair, seemingly separated by a clear line; but, in Hunt's novel, life and death bleed into one another is if they are one blurred being. Both life and death are celebrated and focused on in this story. Cora is the character that hones in the beauty of life, becoming thankful for both her own life and for the upcoming life of her child. Cora learns how to feel things again, she embraces her life like never before, and she even accepts what she assumes to be her death at the end of the novel. When Cora is lying in the forest alone after Ruth leaves her behind, she is calmly convinced that she will die in that moment. She does not fight it, and she accepts her death as part of her life.

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