Will you cite key quotes in the book that relate to the themes in Humboldt's Gift?
While this story takes on everything from spirituality to the relationship between sanity and creativity, its strongest theme relates to capitalistic America where material wealth receives high priority. Success is determined by wealth because wealth controls the social structure. In other societies, social structure is often determined by education, birth-right, occupation, etc.. Most Western cultures use money as a power base.
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