Serafina and the Black Cloak Themes & Motifs

Robert Beatty
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The Importance of Having an Identity that Coincides with Society's Expectations

In addition to being a work of historical fiction, Serafina and the Black Cloak is a coming of age tale. This is a story in which a young character makes choices and/or has experiences that begins or continues the process of maturation into adulthood. During this process, the character finds or defines their own identity. When that identity matches society's expectations, characters emerge as well-adjusted individuals. When they do not, characters have a turbulent life. Thus, it is important for people to take this step in life and reconcile their identity with the society of which they are a member.

Serafina's search for her identity starts early in life. For awhile, she is happy with how her father defines it for her. She is his daughter, and she has the title of Chief Rat Catcher...

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