The Book of Lost Things Themes & Motifs

John Connolly
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Fear

Everyone who arrives in Elsewhere brings their own fears and those fears color the landscape and events for everyone who lives there. The Loups are an important example of this theme. Jonathan fears monsters so that monsters become common in the forests. He has a general fear of wolves but his more specific fear is of animals that become human. The Loups are evidence of Jonathan's fear. He has literally created the Loups with Leroi as their leader. The wolves torment and threaten everyone in the kingdom and Jonathan is really too afraid to begin fighting them. The irony of this fear is that one of the Loups does kill Jonathan. Then, without Jonathan's fear, the Loups vanish from existence. There is an important piece of imagery here in that Jonathan imagined something that frightened him and when that thing killed him, both Jonathan and his...

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