Mostly Harmless Themes

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Confusion is a theme in the novel. This world of confusion is set up in the first chapter. The Grebulon ship's computer system becomes confused about who should do what, overloads and blanks out. The identities, memories and understanding of the crew are also lost. This leads to confusion of identity and confusion of what planet they will eventually land on. On Earth in New York City, there is also much confusion, since Tricia is thrown into a world of confusion. Nothing works correctly. The hotel staff is confused and cannot relay simple phone messages. The television bosses are confused about their vision. Tricia is confused about life and why she is not getting an audition. Finally, when she does get the audition, it is through a confused chauffeur. And when she fails at the audition, she remains confused about how to decide when she should take her...

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