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What are some major themes to consider when trying to compose a thesis statement for If Beale Street Could Talk by James Bladwin?

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The major theme of the novel is love and solidarity among the disinherited and how these values encourage them to stand up for their rights. The network of relationships that binds the characters of the novel together enables them to face racism and patent injustice. Human relationships are shown to be more effective than the state and the law to protect the rights of African Americans. The only exception is Fonny's mother, Alice, who is a bigoted religious...

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