The Gods Will Have Blood: Themes

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Justice

One of the primary themes in "The Gods Will Have Blood" is the concept of justice. Evariste Gamelin's concept of justice is largely influenced by his Jacobin beliefs. In the very first chapter, his harsh attitude toward punishment is evidenced when he suggests fining citizens who do not vote. Concerning the cost of food, Evariste insists taxation is the remedy, but his mother objects that there is no money. He silences her because the Revolution will make the entire human race happy forever, meaning their short-lived hardships will not matter. On the way home from his first rendezvous with Elodie, Evariste passes a procession honoring Marat as a man is carted to his death, and he is happy that those plotting against Marat have achieved his triumph. Later, he is ready to condemn Elodie when she admits to having taken a lover in the past, but forgiving her...

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