Identical Themes

Ellen Hopkins
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Nature vs. Nurture

Twins Raeanne and Kaeleigh, actually two facets of Kaeleigh's personality, spend a great deal of time considering whether their Daddy was born evil or if experiences made him that way. They both feel that their life experiences have made them the way they are, and, over time, they learn that their Daddy was sexually abused as a boy. Raeanne flirts with illegal and dangerous activities throughout the novel, trading sex for drugs, stealing a car, experimenting with bondage, stealing pills, and more. Raeanne worries that she is destined for evil, both from harm done to her and heredity: "Demons, they say, are fallen angels. The real question is, who pushed Daddy over the edge, into the abyss? I'd say there are several likely candidates. And, oh awesome. I'm related to all of them, heiress of darkness" (p. 394). Throughout the novel, Kaeleigh struggles to be good, despite...

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