It is the desolation of exiled Tibetans that dominates the tenor here, but it is not the only one.
Some people assume that if you can't speak or hear, you live in a cage of silence and desolation.
She vividly describes the desolation and frustration of incarceration and puts Knox in every scene.
late 14c., "action of laying waste," also "sorrow, grief," from Old French desolacion (12c.) "desolation, devastation, hopelessness, despair," from Church Latin desolationem (nominative desolatio), noun of action from past participle stem of desolare (see desolate (adj.)). Meaning "condition of being ruined or wasted" is from early 15c.