The Moor's Account Themes & Motifs

Laila Lalami
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Greed

The theme of greed being dangerous is shown repeatedly throughout the course of the book. At the very start of the book, the governor wants to find the village of Apalache because he believes it to be filled with gold and other valuable treasure. As they start to get closer to the village, they don’t find any signs of valuables, but the governor keeps insisting on going forward, even when it means losing track of the supply ships. Once they do find Apalache, there is no treasure, but the governor still doesn’t give up. Not only does he want to keep pressing forward, but he starts to torture the Indians for more information. When Indians return to the city, the governor would rather fight them then try to make peace because he doesn’t want to give up his valuable prisoners.

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