The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

by

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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The Shadow of the Wind: City of Shadows: Chapter 37 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
The next morning, Daniel visits Nuria, telling Mr. Sempere that he’s going for a walk. He’s beginning to feel bad about lying to his father so often.
Daniel has always been torn between his love for his father and his desire to be independent. As his investigations draw towards a climax, this conflict intensifies as well.
Themes
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Daniel ascends the stairs of Nuria’s apartment building, listening to her neighbor’s radio, which is blaring a religious game show called With a Little Help from the Lord that asks multiple-choice questions about the devil.
Through this ridiculous radio program, Zafón gently pokes fun at the idea that evil can be neatly quantified, or that by outsourcing it to a supernatural entity, humans can absolve themselves from their own bad actions.
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Coincidence and Determinism Theme Icon