Station Eleven Themes & Motifs

Emily St. John Mandel
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Change

Throughout “Station Eleven” the idea of change is evident. As the novel opens, Arthur changes into character to perform King Lear and Jeeven considers his decision to change careers. The lives of both men intersect when Arthur collapses on stage and Jeevan rushes to help. Witnessing Arthur’s death effects Jeevan both in how he viewed a celebrity that he was fond of, but also of how it reinforced that the change he was making in career was a positive step.

When the Georgia Flu outbreak occurs, change abounds. It has a high mortality rate and acts fast. Within the first few weeks of the pandemic, virtually all modern systems break down, from governments and economies, to aviation and the transportation of goods. The disease radically changes the entire globe. All is lost, but those who live are tasted with survival and the option to rebuild...

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