Kissing Doorknobs Themes

Terry Spencer Hesser
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Much of Tara's relation with her own obsessive compulsive behavior is shown through her friendships with Keesha, Anna and Kristin, and then her interaction wikth Donna DeLuca in contrast. Tara has good, funny, loving friends in Keesha, Anna, and Kristin, and in spite of their differences, they are close and supportive, even when Tara tells them about her 'quirks'. Keesha in particular is outspoken about keeping Tara sane, and calling things what they are. Tara would have done much better if she could have internalized Keesha's strong and self-confident voice.

The tragedy of Tara's condition is shown in terms of the rage she directs at Keesha and the others since she cannot stand herself on account of her condition and she can't bear to be interrupted. So she gets angry at them and even pushes Keesha. When she befriends Donna DeLuca instead, there are more hard feelings, but...

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