Thursday, February 28, 2013

Theme of A Three Dog Life


     The theme in my novel, A Three Dog Life, focuses on survival. The survival theme is spread throughout the novel. First, Abigail and Richard each try to survive the accident. The ways they do this individually speaks to how the theme of survival shows itself. Richard survives by spending time in the hospital trying to heal, but he will never be who he once was. Abigail tries to survive by readjusting to who her husband used to be, and who he is today. She also has to survive the death of a marriage, that can no longer be. As I continue to follow this novel, survival continues to show itself over and over and demonstrates how we each have to find our own ways to survive when life hands us a new menu.