Keywords

Term ID Vocabularysort descending Parent Term Description
3247 Themes and Motifs Objects Harmonica
5163 Themes and Motifs Objects Harness strap
4401 Themes and Motifs Objects Hatchet
5278 Themes and Motifs Memory Haunted by past
2612 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Haunted house
2608 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Haunting
2878 Themes and Motifs Death Hearse
809 Themes and Motifs Objects Hearth
3687 Themes and Motifs Body Heels
955 Themes and Motifs Objects Heirloom
4460 Themes and Motifs Character Helpless
4854 Themes and Motifs Money Hidden
3951 Themes and Motifs Body Hips
4894 Themes and Motifs Past Historical wrong
2643 Themes and Motifs Objects Hoe
528 Themes and Motifs Animals Hog
376 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Home
1283 Themes and Motifs Home Home as prison
2624 Themes and Motifs Home Homebound
1863 Themes and Motifs Home Homecoming
1957 Themes and Motifs Home Homesickness_Longing for home
1224 Themes and Motifs Character Honesty
1129 Themes and Motifs Objects Honeysuckle
864 Themes and Motifs Values Honor
1924 Themes and Motifs Morals Honor
595 Themes and Motifs Animals Horses
1522 Themes and Motifs Objects Horsewhip
3156 Themes and Motifs Objects Hot water bottle
5098 Themes and Motifs Character Hubris
3520 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Human experience
1159 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Human nature
4544 Themes and Motifs Character Humility
4919 Themes and Motifs Story-telling Hunting
2451 Themes and Motifs Objects Hunting horn
1398 Themes and Motifs Morals Hypocrisy
4966 Themes and Motifs Character Hypocrisy
2476 Themes and Motifs Objects Ice
5272 Themes and Motifs Values Idealism
5439 Themes and Motifs Money Ill-gotten
2314 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Illusion
2324 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Illusion
3172 Themes and Motifs Futility Illusion of success or victory
3222 Themes and Motifs Values Imagination
4677 Themes and Motifs Death Imagined
2366 Themes and Motifs Recurring Tropes Imitation
1832 Themes and Motifs Naming Importance of naming

When a character or narrator draws attention to a name - e.g., the narrator of "Lion" saying as "head bear," Old Ben "deserved a better name." JBP

2679 Themes and Motifs Character Impotence

This entry can refer both to, and beyond, the physiological to denote the inability to achieve an aim, dream or ambition. In Absalom 149.4, Sutpen provides an example; he still has the same ruthless ambition, but can no longer realize it, reduced as he is to tending his store and drinking with Wash Jones. JC

4525 Themes and Motifs Home Improvements
3253 Themes and Motifs Character Impulsiveness
5023 Themes and Motifs Futility In battle
1349 Themes and Motifs Death In childbirth
1561 Themes and Motifs Home In nature
1723 Themes and Motifs Money In prospect
4641 Themes and Motifs Futility Inability
5123 Themes and Motifs Inheritance Income
683 Themes and Motifs Values Independence
1187 Themes and Motifs Character Independence
985 Themes and Motifs Death Indian burial practices
846 Themes and Motifs Naming Indian name
2421 Themes and Motifs Exile Indian Removal
4258 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Individualism

Beyond self-reliance, this concept also folds in ideas of treating people as individuals and a deep skepticism about organizations, institutions, or perspectives that group people together. In its base form it is anti-government, anti-collectivist, anti-group think, but not a full-fledged political doctrine like Libertarianism. JB and EP

4917 Themes and Motifs Character Indomitable
4329 Themes and Motifs Character Inexperience
3878 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Infinity
1091 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Inheritance
4134 Themes and Motifs Money Inheritance
4895 Themes and Motifs Inheritance Inheritance of wrong
2407 Themes and Motifs Character Inherited traits
1245 Themes and Motifs Morals Injustice
647 Themes and Motifs Character Innocence
2353 Themes and Motifs Past Innocence
1609 Themes and Motifs Appearance Inscrutable

I added this for "The Old People," 205.3, to reflect the lack of emotion that Sam Fathers shows. LW

4469 Themes and Motifs Animals Insect boll weevil
3858 Themes and Motifs Animals Insect fly
3882 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects bees
3883 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects butterflies
4146 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects crickets
3814 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects lice
3843 Themes and Motifs Animals Insects mayflies
1003 Themes and Motifs Supernatural Insight
2334 Themes and Motifs Character Integrity
2696 Themes and Motifs Character Intelligence
5091 Themes and Motifs Meaning Interpretation
2427 Themes and Motifs Meaning Interpretation of symbol
522 Themes and Motifs Body Intestines
3978 Themes and Motifs Appearance Invisibility
1681 Themes and Motifs Objects Iron box
989 Themes and Motifs Arrivals/Departures Jailbreak
3891 Themes and Motifs Body Jaw
4437 Themes and Motifs Art Jazz music
3502 Themes and Motifs Objects Jeweler's loupe / magnifying glass
3353 Themes and Motifs Objects Jewelry Charm
2997 Themes and Motifs Objects Jimson weed

Also known as Jamestown weed. -JBP

2676 Themes and Motifs Objects Jug
642 Themes and Motifs Objects Junk
2304 Themes and Motifs Time Just in time

Whenever a character arrives or performs an action, or event happens "just in time" or in the "nick of time." That is, there is narrative anticipation for time running out, but things are saved at the last moment. JB

533 Themes and Motifs Philosophical Justice
1115 Themes and Motifs Values Justice
1137 Themes and Motifs Morals Justice

When explicitly considered as a moral issue. JW

2342 Themes and Motifs Objects Keys

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