Life After Life Themes & Motifs

This Study Guide consists of approximately 85 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Life After Life.
This section contains 1,514 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Life After Life Study Guide

Life and Death

The theme of Life and Death ripple throughout this novel. The first instance of it occurs at Ursula's birth, and her initial death. Death is called by many names in this novel. Sometimes it is called 'the black bat' or 'bats wings', or simply Darkness. Birth continues to happen, and is represented by the flower, a snowdrop, that Bridget brings to Sylvie's room in every reset timeline of Ursula's birth.

Many times Ursula dies as she is born, and then is given life. This occurs in many different ways. First, it is Dr. Fellowes who uses his scissors to cut the cord and save the baby. Then, later, it is Sylvie who uses mouth to mouth resuscitation. Later, it is Sylvie who has a pair of scissors of her own.

Death and Life, Life and Death are also shown to be interchangeable. Ursula begins...

(read more)

This section contains 1,514 words
(approx. 4 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Life After Life Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Life After Life from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook