Dark Places Themes & Motifs

Gillian Flynn
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Relying on Others

This theme is largely shown in the beginning of the book with Libby. After the rest of the day family was murdered, Libby received a large sum of money. Some of it was from insurance and the rest was money that the community raised to take care of her. Everyone was sympathetic toward Libby and walked on eggshells around her. As a result, an adult Libby was completely unable to take care of herself. She was so used to receiving money she couldn’t imagine how she would get a job.

While the theme is demonstrated primarily with Libby, it is also shown with other characters. Diondra exhibits a similar behavior. She relies entirely on her rich parents to take care of her. She doesn’t even clean up after her dogs when they make a mess in the house because she just naturally...

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