Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel Themes

S. J. Watson
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Loss of Identity

As Christine struggles with a loss of memory, she struggles with her own identity. Throughout the novel, Christine expresses shock at her own body. Christine wakes most mornings thinking she is a twenty-something woman, or even younger, but when she wakes it is to discover that her body is forty-seven. Even as Christine begins to remember more and more about her past, about her friends, her family, and the attack that left her so terribly brain damaged, she fails to grow used to the idea that she is no longer twenty-something.

Christine's situation leaves her in a situation where she cannot trust anything, including the people around her and her own body. Christine, who was once a very independent person, must now rely on a man who calls himself her husband to tell her the truth about her past, a doctor who is highly ambitious to...

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