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Candy Themes

Luke Davies
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Themes

Being Normal

There is a constant theme of being normal or living like normal people do. The narrator repeats it over and over, he simply wants to be normal and doesn't know how. His first attempt of being normal is their move to Queens Road to live amongst professionals in a posh neighborhood. He tries to fit in with the normal people, but it is impossible with their lifestyle.

He also aims to do normal activities such as eat ice cream, ride bikes, have picnics, etc. This type of normality does happen once in a while, but heroin eclipses everything. Throughout the book, he has this love of reaching normality as if it's a nirvana state. In fact, he and Candy wish for a baby. When the baby miscarries, he holds the dead baby in his arms and this sad, familial moment is one of the most normal in...

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