A theme in this book I have noticed throughout is instability. From the moment we as readers get to join the narrator’s story, nothing remains the same. We see it go from 1 moon to 2 moons. A small, self-built house changes into an ever expanding one. There is never a stable amount of animals in the woods. The wife and husband change where they sleep and eventually where they live. The husband even goes from human to bear. There are tons of examples of instability in this book and I think it’s there for a reason. With the narrator’s inability to be satisfied with anything going on in his life, the always changing surroundings serve as a type of trial and error that will go on until he gets what he wants.