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I Am Charlotte Simmons Themes

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Themes

Identity

Identity is a major theme in this book. The main character, Charlotte Simmons, believes strongly in her identity and yet sells out in the end in order to attain popularity. All the major characters in the book have a strong sense of their identity. Charlotte had strong role models as a child and was told that she was destined for great things. When Charlotte arrives at Dupont, she reminds herself constantly that she is Charlotte Simmons. By the end of the book, she rarely tells herself that and she ends up being Jojo's girlfriend. Charlotte, ultimately, does not believe that she, as herself, could attain the popularity she desired and so she has to give up much of what makes her unique. Charlotte doesn't drink, for example, because she is underage. Yet when she meets Hoyt, she accepts a drink in order to ensure his continued attentions and...

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