The Revenant Themes & Motifs

Michael Punke
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Revenge

Overall, the novel claims that revenge is the driving force of Glass, the novel's protagonist. He gains the strength to pull himself out of a shallow grave after he has been viciously mauled by a grizzly bear, based solely on the idea of getting revenge. Every decision Glass makes after being abandoned, has something to do with seeking revenge on Fitzgerald and Bridger, who left him for dead, taking Glass' only means of protection, his gun and his knife, with them.

Glass is motivated to survive solely based on the revenge he is seeking on Fitzgerald and Bridger. Throughout his recovery and many years after, he is constantly thinking about his anger towards the men and how he will get his vengeance once he finds them. It's hard to say what might have happened had he not been so desperately angry.

Revenge also symbolizes Glass getting...

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