Mountains Beyond Mountains
By Tracy Kidder
Character Analysis of Paul Farmer
Theme and Setting in Mountains Beyond Mountains
Theme is also very important to the advancement of the plot in the novel. The theme of the Long Defeat is a realization that Farmer has. This theme basically says even if something you're trying to reach may be impossible, you still have to strive for this goal, regardless. This is evident in the book because Dr. Farmer realizes that creating better living standards for the poor in Haiti may be impossible, he still must at least try to achieve this goal. The theme and setting are very important in Mountains Beyond Mountains.