Day Shift Themes & Motifs

Charlaine Harris
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Romance

The motif of romance appears in the novel in the form of the relationship between Fiji and Bobo, Olivia and Lem, the perceived relationship between Manfred and Rachel, and the relationship that is never seen, but is talked about, between Bertha and Morton. Some of the issues that these relationships raise about romance are what one looks for in a romantic partner, how difficult it can be to find someone else when one really loves another, the notion of lonely women dating younger men in order to fulfill a need, and the notion of infidelity in a marriage and how it influences the marriage. The motif also shows how one person can find someone not attractive while another one finds the same person attractive.

The character of Bobo appears in the romantic issues regarding how one person may be attracted to a person, but another person...

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