The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher Themes & Motifs

Sapkowski, Andrzej
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Good and Evil

Sapowski plays with the idea of good versus evil, arguing that the extremes rarely occur and that there is more of a grey area than traditional fairy tales permit. Geralt is the hero of the novel. However the reader is aware he is far from perfect, with the introduction of his character resulting in the deaths of three people that posed no real threat to him. Geralt himself acknowledges that he has not lived a life free from sin; “I’m not a pious hermit. I haven’t done only good in my life” (90). On the whole we see Geralt as good, as following a moral code and doing what he believes is right. We also see him as an antihero, hunting down monsters for money and spending a portion of the proceeds on beer and possibly women. He tells Dandelion he is reluctant...

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