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The Client Themes & Symbolism

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Television's Effects on Children

One of the themes in The Client, is the idea that the media shapes the reality of children, and sometimes even adults, and affects how they view certain types of people. It may even affect important life decisions. In The Client, the main character, Mark Sway, constantly refers to things he has watched on television or in the movies. His belief in what he has seen shapes his understanding of the people around him and affects the decisions he makes. When Mark first meets Reggie, he is surprised that she is a female lawyer, but then figures it might be a good thing, because once he saw a female lawyer on television rip her opponents apart. Mark uses his knowledge from television to make wide sweeping generalizations about people.

Later in the story, Mark threatens many people using his lawyer as leverage. He tells...

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