The Casual Vacancy Themes

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Interconnectedness

"And she took a deep breath, as though she hoped to taste the tang of disaster on the warm afternoon air" (Rowling, 368). This quote is demonstrative of one of the major themes in the book The Casual Vacancy. Pagford is a small town rich with physical history and history among its population. This quote appears at the end of the book when Maureen stands outside in the sunshine and hears sirens screaming through Pagford. Everything and everyone in Pagford is connected, whether they like it or not.

Rowling has done an exceptional job of making the details meaningful. For example, Simon Price buys a stolen computer from Obbo who rapes Krystal Weedon and is Terri's drug dealer; the computers came from stores at Terri's; Andrew mentions purchasing black market stolen goods in the Ghost post and Simon dumps the computer in the river; Robbie Weedon goes missing; Sukhvinder...

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