The Buried Giant Themes & Motifs

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Historical Amnesia

People who study history, culture, and society may sometimes use the term "historical amnesia" in reference to a whole group of people who forget major evens or trends. These happenings are usually negative. This is the affliction from which Axel, Beatrice, and those living in the surrounding land suffer.

When King Arthur found out that Britons had violated the truce Axl had negotiated, he did what he thought was best to preserve peace. He had Merlin enchant the breathe of the she-dragon so that everyone breathing it would forget the past. The memory loss doesn't just cover the land's violent history. It covers all memories. People can't remember what they were told to do minutes before. Parents can't remember that they have children. Beatrice and Axl decide to look for a son whom they vaguely remember. The girl with the goat wants to kill the...

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