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The Wine of AstonishmentWhat are the main themes in this novel?

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missycollege | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 8, 2011 at 3:55 AM via web

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The Wine of Astonishment

What are the main themes in this novel?

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Karen P.L. Hardison | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted August 8, 2011 at 4:17 PM (Answer #2)

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The primary theme is that of how colonization affects the peoples being colonized. For instance, their religious practices and even sports become subordinate to those of the colonizers--one reason colonizers are seen as oppressors. In the end result, after passing through the education system and moral value teaching systems of the colonizer, Lovelace contends, the colonized people have a deeply instilled perception of their own worthlessness and insignificance.

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bren34 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 15, 2011 at 3:28 AM (Answer #3)

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A theme which is highlighted in the novel is leadership. leadership is an aspect of risistance which is demonstrated in the novel where as Bolo represent as the warrior leader, Ivan Morton is protrade as the  schoolar leader and Bee Dorcas as the spitual leader.

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