Catch Me if You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake Themes

This Study Guide consists of approximately 51 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Catch Me if You Can.
This section contains 1,250 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Catch Me if You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake Study Guide

Frank Abagnale cites his parents' divorce as one of the primary events that shaped his larcenous character. However, Frank has very little insight into the anger he feels towards his mother, and he does not realize that he directs that anger against women in general. Frank believes he loves women; he sees himself as an accomplished lover and wooer of women. Like many misogynists, he fails to recognize his own misogyny. Frank cons himself into believing that he is helpless against the charms of women. He fails to see that this a projection of the truth, for he is the one who manipulates women with his honeyed words and false identities. Frank thinks his cons are limited to faceless financial institutions. In fact, he prides himself on never conning an individual. He does not realize that the principal targets of all his cons are the women in his...

(read more from the Themes section)

This section contains 1,250 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Catch Me if You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Catch Me if You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.