Mother Night Themes

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We are Who We Pretend to Be

Howard Campbell was a genuine person who loved his life and his wife. The war came along and he chose to indulge his acting skills to become someone who he wasn't. He became a master at illusion. Even his wife thought that he really believed the crazy things he said. She didn't care though because she was totally convinced that it was their life and nothing but their love mattered. He spent the whole war telling lies and he became responsible for those lies. He was recognized only as the person he showed the world that he was. Even though the narrator kept reminding himself that he was that nice genuine person inside, he was the only one who was even aware such a person existed at all. That is the danger of illusion. The author is trying to get across that...

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