William Makepeace Thackeray

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What are the themes of Thackeray's "King Canute?"

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I would also add that, in all, the themes could be condensed to:

  • power  vs. weakness
  • sycophancy vs. humble servitude
  • honesty/dishonesty
  • mortality vs. immortality (as the kig is deemed as a God yet still dies)
  • self-acceptance.

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