Our Man in Havana Themes

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Loyalty

One of the primary themes of this novel is loyalty. Wormold is faced with the decision between loyalty to his country and loyalty to his family and friends. He quickly makes the decision that his loyalty first must go to his daughter, Milly. He is put in an unusual position as few people have to make this decision, but he does not seem to struggle with the choice. When Wormold is presented with the quite strange opportunity of being a spy for his country he immediately thinks of his daughter. By all accounts he should have rejected Hawthorne's offer. He has no background or training of any kind that would qualify him to be a spy. However, he sees a chance to make some money and he exploits it. He not only takes the basic pay offered him but goes out of his way to make as much...

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