The novel’s title taken from the starting traces with the publication of Exodus obviously indicates one of their biggest design: migration.

The frail and starving refugees spend months on featureless and desolate steppes, just like the Israelites exactly who wandered for forty years when you look at the wilderness. They aren’t determined by name; they’re known as the high people, the poacher, the young son, the lady, the Ethiopian, etc. In time, they get rid of their particular property and their pasts; some also drop her everyday lives. Also “Their footsteps were wiped out quickly to their rear.” Thinking about events in Europe, it is a very appropriate theme.

The human being aspire to begin once more, become reborn to a different existence, was emphasized. Clearly, the refugees kept their houses so they really could find newer physical lives on their own as well as their family members. Beg, as he sees a synagogue’s routine bath, imagines are immersed involved and becoming a unique people: “What a pleasing, comforting idea . . . to lose their old soul, that tattered, used thing, and see a new one in the stead.