The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles Themes & Motifs

Katherine Pancol
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Money and Love

The primary theme of The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles focuses on the pursuit of money as it leads to ultimate loneliness and destruction as compared to the satisfaction found in pursuing love. Within the great cast of characters, everyone of course pursues money in some way. For some, money is paramount. Henriette and Iris marry primarily for money and arrange their lives in such as way as to maintain their lifestyle, almost at all costs. Their marriages are loveless and meaningless. They have no work to do and no purpose to give their life meaning. Iris attempts to become more than a mere decoration, but she does not do the hard work of becoming a writer for herself. She sits back and pays her sister to do it for her and as a result, the product is meaningless to her. When it all falls...

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