The Door in the Wall Themes

Marguerite De Angeli
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Perseverance in the Face of Adversity

The main theme in The Door in the Wall is perseverance in the face of adversity. The main character, Robin is crippled by a sudden illness just as he is ready to learn to be a knight. In that time period, it was essential that each person, especially young boys, learn to be a functioning part of society. At this time, most of the noble families foster their children to another knight as a page to be trained to be a noble knight. This is known to the boys at an early age, so they are not surprised to be fostered out. Robin seems to be angry because he feels that his parents should be around now that he is ill; however, they are unaware of the situation, so Robin must learn to adjust or he will not survive his situation.

Robin's trials...

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