The Infatuations Themes & Motifs

Javier Marias
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Justice

One prevalent theme throughout the novel was that of justice. Throughout the novel, the narrator, Maria grappled with the question of what justice truly meant and whether it was always right to be just. Throughout her relationship with Javier, these questions constantly weighed on her conscious. Through Maria contemplation on the topic, many questions of morality and perspective were raised, adding a deeply philosophical tone to the text.

When Javier revealed himself to be the mind behind the murder of Miguel, Maria struggled with whether or not it was her duty to turn him in. She knew it would be the just thing to do but did not personally see herself as a strong advocator of justice.

Maria considered a passage from “The Three Musketeers” her father used to repeat when she was younger. The quote was from a story in which Athos, the Count de...

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