The Ponder Heart Themes

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Money

Money is a major theme in this novel. It seems that most of the actions of the characters are triggered by their desire either to get or to keep money. Daniel is the only exception to this general statement. Bonnie Dee Peacock is the main person in the novel who is money hungry. She appears to marry Daniel only because she learns that he is rich. She is convinced to come back to Daniel only because Edna Earle offers her money. It is only when Edna Earle tells Daniel to stop the money to Bonnie Dee that Bonnie Dee asks Daniel to come back to him.

Bonnie Dee's family is also money hungry. They use their daughter's death in order to try to get money from Daniel and the Ponders. Even though they don't win the case, the Peacocks still get money from the Ponders when Daniel hands...

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