Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee (Themes)

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  • Disgrace Themes
    • Sex
      • first line of the novel involves the word "sex"
      • sex doesnt involve any romantic interest (David and Bev)
      • sex used as a method of domination
        • Lucy's ****, David's prostitutes or Bev's invitation, and relationship with Melanie
    • Hate
      • runs throughout the book
        • sometimes bubbling under the surface
        • sometimes bursting at full force
      • restrained hate
        • David wanting to beat up Petrus
        • Lucy's hatred towards the men but doesnt talk about her feelings


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