Easy Themes

Tammara Webber
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Rape

One of the most obvious themes in "Easy" is the theme of rape which occurs repeatedly, demonstrating the book's message which focuses on how victims of rape (or attempted rape) are often belittled and disbelieved. The first instance occurs within the first pages of the novel as Buck attacks Jacqueline in the parking lot behind Kennedy's frat house after she leaves the Halloween party. Luckily, Lucas arrives in time to rescue her. Later, when she learns about Buck's fabricated story about being jumped which explains the battered face Lucas gave him, Jacqueline recalls how vulnerable Buck's attack made her feel. She does not tell Erin for a while, partly due to her irrational fear that her best friend will not believe her. When Jacqueline runs into Buck, she feels the threat in his words and the way he looks at her. She admits that part of her attraction...

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