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Related themes in the novel, Cold Mountain

I am looking for a related theme(s) from the novel "Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier, that shares connections with the following pieces of literature:

"My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke
"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
"A Small Good Thing" by Raymond Carver

I would like information on the following:

1) Is there a film that deals with the same theme and if so, how is it related?

2) What are the similarities and differences in the pieces and the novel with regard to presentation, style, setting, characterization, style, irony, author point of view?

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1). Yes, I highly recommend a recent film that deals with the same theme called Winter Bones. It is about a young girl, much like Ruby and also character parallels with Inman, who risks it all, her sanity, safety, and life, to secure and maintain her family's farm after the grisly disappearance of her father, a drug addict and dealer. This movie, like the novel, emphasizes the importance of family and land, two themes that strongly echo throughout the film and book.

The film is also related because of its rural setting like in Cold Mountain since the movie depicts the backwoods lifestyles of the Ozark Mountains and its people. Please refer to the film's trailer at and then try to rent it for yourself.

As you also make some plot comparisons, you might note that much like Ruby and ...

Solution Summary

Related themes in the novel, Cold Mountain, are correlated briefly to short stories.