Tell the Wolves I'm Home Themes & Motifs

Carol Rifka Brunt
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Sacrifice For Love

In this story, several characters sacrifice a great deal for the love they have of others. Toby sacrifices a great deal in order to keep the peace within Finn's family, and to make things easier for him. He loved Finn so much that he was willing to let his entire family believe that he was the one who infected Finn with AIDS, and he did so with forethought and knowledge, without caring whether or not Finn became ill. As a result, he was banned from any contact or knowledge of his presence where Finn's nieces were concerned. Whenever they were around, Toby was forced to leave the apartment and amuse himself elsewhere, sometimes even for days at a time. Still, he loved Finn so much that he did so without complaint. He took the burden of this lie without comment or correction. In actuality...

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