The Fencing Master Themes

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Multiple characters refer to Don Jaime as being a charming and unusual person. Both Don Luis and Dona Adela compare Don Jaime to a foreigner who is eternally unfamiliar with the land he inhabits. Chief of Police Campillo says there is something innocent or naïve about Don Jaime. Certainly Don Jaime has intentionally tried to ignore unfolding political events, and he wishes he could ignore the replacement of his beloved art of fighting with blades with technological advancements in firearms. However it may be an oversimplification to say that Don Jaime is innocent or naïve. It may be that Don Jaime is more aware of history than any of the other characters, and he has made a conscious choice to live according to a code. In fact, it may be the other characters who have blindly found themselves in the present.

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