Tenth of December: Stories Themes

George Saunders
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Moral Dilemma

One theme that resounds in almost all of these stories is a main character or characters who are faced with some sort of moral dilemma. In the story "Victory Lap," Kyle is faced with the dilemma of whether he should obey his parents and mind his own business when he sees his neighbor being abducted or if he should try to rescue her. In the story "Sticks," a father has been mean and unloving to his children all of their lives. They notice in the way that he decorates a pair of sticks in front of his house that he might be feeling regret for his actions, but is unsure how to reach out to his children in an accepted way to apologize to them.

The story "My Chivalric Disaster" centers entirely around the idea of a man stuck in a moral dilemma. Ted has witnessed his...

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