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Autumn: A Novel Themes & Motifs

Ali Smith
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Truth Is Difficult To Determine Sometimes

Smith argues throughout the novel that the idea of truth varies from person to person and, therefore, can only serve as a useful tool if both sides of a disagreement approach learning the truth with an open mind free of judgement.

The idea of truth itself is at the very heart of the novel, as well as how people may recognize and come to truth in their own lives. Indeed, the relationship between Elisabeth and Daniel is based on truth just as much as it is on love.

Smith prepares the question of truth in a very simple way. Elisabeth goes to see her mother at work, but is told her mother does not work there because she is not registered. Both Elisabeth and the receptionist believe they are in possession of the truth, but it is easy to see how...

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