Blue Angel Themes & Motifs

Francine Prose
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Fact Versus Fiction

Within this novel there are many instances where the reader, and Ted, isn't always certain of the validity and reality of a situation or event. Angela, in particular, gives him false information on more than one occasion, to the point that he doesn't always believe what she tells him.

She tells him that her father is her stepfather, when in reality the man that comes to parent's day is in fact her father. The story that she writes about her father dying when she was young (like Ted's) is a complete fabrication.

Then, there is the disclaimer that the events in her story aren't based on reality, but when Ted finds the book of poetry he is convinced that Angela has been sexually abused as a child. This doesn't exactly jive with the story that Angela had told him about her father being wheelchair...

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