The Mauritius Command Themes

This Study Guide consists of approximately 33 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Mauritius Command.
This section contains 796 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Mauritius Command Study Guide

War

The novel features a dominant theme of war, even more than most of the novels in the series of novels. Aubrey's initial presentation as a participant in domestic life only serves to underscore his career as a military man—at the first opportunity, he willingly leaves home and sets out to war. Thus, his personal life is allowed only insofar as it does not interfere with his military duties. This dedication is echoed by the dedication of the many other officers and men sailing with Aubrey, such as Clonfert, Corbett, Pym, and Pullings. It is paralleled by Maturin's dedication and, indeed, even by the dedication of the French military officers.

Once at sea, Aubrey's entire purpose is to prosecute the war against France. A complex political and military history is described, and Aubrey operates in the area of the Indian Ocean around Mauritius as he attempts to...

(read more)

This section contains 796 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Mauritius Command Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Mauritius Command from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook