What is the theme of the poem "The Legend of northland"?

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The main theme of the poem 'The Legend of the Northland' is the selfishness of the woman to whom Saint Peter had asked for a cake. Every cake that she baked seemed large to her and she was not willing to part with it. It shows the shallowness of the woman and her selfishness. "You are far too selfish To dwell in a human form, To have both food and shelter, And fire to keep you warm..." were the words said by Saint Peter who conveys to the reader a human being's life. He emphasises that man has a specific purpose towards his fellows beings and to those around.

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