The Best of Me Themes

Nicholas Sparks (author)
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Soulmates

The main theme of "The Best of Me" rests on the idea of soulmates. Tuck Hostetler was married for more than three decades to his beloved Clara. They had a wonderful marriage despite the fact that they were never blessed with children. This match survived many things, including Tuck's deployment to Europe during World War II and his near death when his ship was in battle. Tuck would live twenty years without Clara in his life after her death. The loss of Clara was overwhelming for Tuck at first, but Dawson came into his life and gave him a renewed sense of purpose.

Dawson met Amanda as a child but did not become close to her until his junior year of high school when they became lab partners. Amanda and Dawson dated for more than a year. However, the tension caused by the disapproval of Amanda's parents finally...

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