Blind Alley Themes

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Obsession

Johansen's Blind Alley explores the variances of obsession through different characters. Most obvious is Aldo's obsession with Cira and his determination to rid the earth of all women who resemble this woman. He savagely kills women who resemble her in the least little way. His obsession for Cira is matched only by his obsession with Jane, whom he views as the reincarnation of Cira. Not only can he kill the woman he feels resembles Cira the most, but the woman he believes possesses Cira's soul; this is the ultimate destruction of his nemesis.

Trevor also exhibits obsessive tendencies. Though his obsession isn't dark like Aldo's, he also projects Cira onto Jane. He acknowledges that he felt very close to Cira after living with her for so long while at the excavation site, so much so that she invaded his dreams. Trevor's obsession lends itself to the area of...

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