I am trying to write a thesis for analyzing the last part of this book (same quote as the previous question.) What would be the theme that is being supported by Cather in the end of the story? I am also trying to figure out if the capital D on Destiny in the passage is an example of an allusion to something biblical or mythological.
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The theme would be about one's past becoming a part of you no matter where life leads. Jim feels a need to come full circle in his life. He feels the need to connect himself back to the person, Antonia, who had made such an indelible impression on him. It is perhaps ironic that his destiny returns to his childhood.