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What is the theme of "Aloha Oe," by Jack London?  Is it race?

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I would agree with you that the theme of this story is race and the way that race is constructed and perceived by society.  (There is, I think, also an element of commentary on attitudes towards gender and class.)  It is very interesting that London wrote this story given that he is seen as something of a racist himself.  You would certainly not get that idea from this story.

The central point of this story is that people (both the people who live in Hawaii...

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