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We the Living Themes

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Themes

The Need for Self-Accomplishment

Selfishness is human nature and is not wrong until it's taken too far. Everyone has personal desires and goals and finding a way to achieve at least some of those creates a sense of fulfillment. In this story, those desires range from the attainable to the fantastic and the characters have varying degrees of success in their quest for fulfillment. Kira wants to be an engineer and admits that it's not because it's good for the collective, but only because it's something that she wants. She imagines glass skyscrapers and aluminum bridges that she's had a role in making and believes that will bring her a sense of accomplishment. When she's denied an education, her dreams of being an engineer dies, though it still comes to the surface periodically. Kira then turns her attention to escaping the country that has killed her dreams. She wants...

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