Jar City Themes & Motifs

Arnaldur Indridason
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The Sins of the Past Haunt the Present

A common theme throughout this book is that the mistakes made in the past still affect people in the present. Holberg’s crimes and Einar’s existence are strong examples of this. Holberg raped Katrin, and now his son is paying the price. Einar lost his only daughter and his marriage because of the genetic disease that Holberg passed down to him to carry. Einar has also had to grapple with the fact that everything he knew was a lie. After Einar learned the truth about his father, his entire life was turned upside down. The man he called “Dad” was not his father, and his brothers were only his half-brothers. Finally, Einar bears a striking resemblance to Holberg. Whenever he looks in the mirror, he will forever see his biological father looking back at him and remember what...

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