The Emigrants Themes

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The New versus the Old World

Nilsa family has always relied on old ways to do things. These ways have been tried and tested. They always tilled their land. Their traditions were a way of life in Smaland, providing a meaning to their life. They always relied on what has been tried and experienced. When traveling, old chests prove to be the best. They begin their travel according to their old God Thor who always delivered them safely from tribulations. Karl Oskar realizes that old may not always be enough, as whatever he tries to achieve seems to bring no results. In the Old World things are not always fair and just. His family suffers for no reason from the hands of hot tempered bosses when his brother is flogged by his master Aron. As much as the Old World provides the meaning and significance to existence, this Old...

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