All Things Cease to Appear Themes & Motifs

Elizabeth Brundage
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The Truth is Subjective

As a mystery novel, All Things Cease To Appear is heavily focused on finding the truth behind Catherine's murder, yet many factors including stylistic choices and character development reveal that the truth is ultimately subjective. Even if an individual character concludes that something about the world is true, their idea often contradicts the conclusions of another. The idea of reaching a single, indisputable absolute truth is virtually impossible and can be harmful to pursue. Rather, the combination of many truths, even those in contradiction, come together to form a more ambiguous amalgamation of truth, which is also highly dependent on an individual's personal biases and perspective.

Stylistically, the author constructs the novel in such a way that reveals the power of subjectivity on the way reality is described, which affects the reader's sense of the truth. This is primarily done through the choice...

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