Updated: Sep 26, 2019
Today I wanted to look at the themes within STANDSTILL.
There are two major themes within STANDSTILL. The first that we are going to discuss is, “Who you can trust?”
In short: no one.
It doesn't take a genius to work that out, I know. But, as you read STANDSTILL, you'll learn that this is a very important theme.
While it's important to not judge a book by its cover, it’s also worth remembering that you can never know what's going on inside someone’s head, or in their personal life.
Sure, they might appear happy-go-lucky on the outside, but on the inside they're crying out for help somewhere.
It's very similar to what some of the characters in STANDSTILL are going through. They're motivations are political and somewhat connected to events that have happened in the past. They aren't, however, based on any one in particular.
In STANDSTILL, I have dedicated an entire chapter to this exact theme. It encompasses almost every strain of our DNA that makes up our society.
The reason i have chosen this as one of my themes, I think, is because it should teach us to respect and appreciate one another. It should teach us that we are all on this planet for one thing, and that is to survive. That we are the same as everyone else; nothing separates us.
Perhaps this has been an issue that's been repressed deep down somewhere within me, but I feel like now is a good time to voice it. Because if I don't, then who will? What separates STANDSTILL from other books on the market, among other things, is this: the amalgamation of the themes and action. The two have gone hand in hand, and this is thanks to terrorism.
In no way am I advocating terrorism, however. That would be wrong and immoral and potentially dangerous, but STANDSTILL will leave you thinking, “What if?”, and you'll never experience anything the same again once you've read it.
Tomorrow, we’re going to discuss the second theme in STANDSTILL.
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