Nimona Themes & Motifs

Noelle Stevenson
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Morality

Morality is an important theme in the novel “Nimona” by Noelle Stevenson. Morality – what is ethically right or wrong, ethically just and unjust – is fiercely examined in the novel. This is done in conjunction with the theme of heroes. Morality is also examined philosophically between the characters of Ballister and Goldenloin.

When the novel begins, the reader assumes that the heroes are morally just while the villains are morally wrong. As it quickly turns out, this understanding of morality isn’t correct. As seen through Ballister, who refuses to kill anyone unless absolutely necessary, and who hates to harm anyone at all even accidentally, morality is a very important thing. Ballister’s moral rules are his own, and he sticks to them without fail through the novel. Goldenloin, however, is not the hero that he seems to be. He is willing to do dirty things to...

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