The Greenhouse Themes & Motifs

Audur Ava Olafsdottir
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Grief and Loss

The author uses the theme of grief and loss as a means by which Lobbi and Anna transition into adulthood. As the novel opens, Lobbi’s mother has died in a car accident. Lobbi, his father and brother Jósef have all had some time to heal, but their grief remains a constant. Lobbi and Dad are the most aware of their grief. Both are able to talk about Mom. Lobbi is aware of Dad’s feelings about surviving his wife. He felt he should have gone first because he is a good bit older than Mom. Dad understands the importance of the grieving process and trying to stay connected with his sons. He also understands the importance of moving on from grief, as is evidenced by his conversation with Lobbi about starting a new relationship with a woman.

Lobbi bears the burden of...

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