The Bone Clocks Themes & Motifs

David Mitchell
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Good Versus Evil

The idea of Good Versus Evil is prevalent throughout the book and there are multiple examples of this theme. The most important is seen in the battle between the Horologists and the Anchorites. The Anchorites use children as a means of fueling the immortality of their group. They are ultimately evil because they don't care about the people they kill and they are selfishly killing for their own gain. The Horologists are good in comparison and engage in a battle aimed at bringing an end to the Anchorites. The Horologists manifest as humans and are therefore subject to the human mistakes and failures, but they try to stop the cruelty perpetuated by the Anchorites.

There are many examples of the various people who are good battling against the evil people. Marinus and Miss Constantin each have an interest in Holly when she is young...

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