The Year of the Flood Themes & Motifs

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Reconnecting with Nature

The Year of the Flood explores the importance of nature and the need of those in the present world to reconnect with nature. The novel is about the triumph of nature over civilization and the final fall of man. Nature is central to life. Eden is a natural world unspoiled by man.

Nature is growing over the symbols of civilization such as the manicured lawn and the pond at the AnooYoo Spa. The order imposed on nature by man has broken down and the natural order is being restored. In the perennial battle of man against the elements, the elements have triumphed. This final loss by humanity suggests the hubris of thinking they can conquer the world and tame nature to suit themselves.

Adam One explains the current state of the world as a result of man’s free will and disconnection from nature...

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