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What are some themes of "The Red-Backed Spider" by Peter Cowan?
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One theme that is in Cowan's "The Red-Backed Spiders" and that runs through his other short stories like "The Island" is that of the dark sided anti-hero who presence adds a malevolent sub-plot and introduces violence and selfishness. Cowan allows these themes open consideration of their undesirability, their power and their effects on others' lives.
Posted by karythcara on August 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM (Answer #1)
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