The Plover Themes & Motifs

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Life

Life is an important theme in the novel “The Plover” by Brian Doyle. Life, thematically, involves the ups, downs, good things, bad things, successes, failures, triumphs, defeats, and the unexpected in a human's lifespan of human existence. A human life is composed of many things, and the lives of those on board the Plover all converge, intersect, and then diverge in the end.

Life doesn’t always turn out the way that people intend it to, and life often shifts in unexpected ways. Piko never imagined that his wife would die of cancer, that his daughter would become disabled, or that he himself would have a crisis of purpose. Pipa never expected that her mother would die, or that she herself would end up in an accident that leaves her disabled. Taromauri never expected that her daughter would accidentally drown or that her husband would grow...

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