The Magicians Themes & Motifs

Lev Grossman
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Coming of Age

Coming of age is an important theme in the novel “The Magicians” by Lev Grossman. Coming of age involves the personal, spiritual, moral, or emotional growth and maturation of an individual often based on real world experiences. In the novel, it is primarily the character of Quentin who comes of age in certain respects – but still ends up having much to learn in other regards, as well. Here, the journey is not merely travel, but a journey of the self as well.

When the novel begins, Quentin readily admits to himself that he is not happy with his life. His life, however, seems to be quite stable and a blessing. His parents are married, by all accounts appear to be good parents, are middle-middle class, and Quentin seems to have no real desires, needs, or things beyond his reach. Indeed, Quentin is intended to...

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