The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter question

What Thematic Statements are There?
Alexis Savage Alexis Jun 02, 2013 10:04PM
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, by Carson McCullers. An absolute masterpiece.
I love the feel I got for every character in this book. The visceral feeling when Mick experiences new music, the utter heart break that I feel vicariously through Singer when he discovers Antanapolous's death, everything. I fell in love with the writing.

What do you feel were the most significant thematic statements?

Is disappointment a thematic statement? (Love reading, failed English!) Each of the main characters experiences escalating disappointment in their lives as things they love and aspire to fall from their reach.

I just finished the book and can't stop thinking about it. I can't believe someone so young could write with such a depth of experience (or imagination?) so clearly.

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Alexis Savage To me that disappointment almost seems to add to the pointlessness of loving people, because they will always disappoint you. The title itself, The He ...more
Jun 06, 2013 10:59AM

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