The Boundless Themes & Motifs

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Money Can't Buy Happiness

During the course of the Boundless wealthy characters are constantly shown trying to get something that will make them happy. Van Horne starts off the book trying to build his dream railway. When he meets Will he puts on a false happy persona. Will later finds out from Brogan and his father that Van Horne was bankrupt by his venture. He hid this fact from the media though and even from some of his workers. The only reason that he ended up successful was from exploiting his workers and going after gold.

Van Horne got lucky, but not all the wealthy characters were like that. When Will makes the transition from poor to rich he finds himself unhappy with the changes. His parents are forcing him to take lessons that don’t interest him. He wants to pursue a career in art, but...

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