One (One Universe) Themes & Motifs

LeighAnn Kopans
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Discrimination

Discrimination is a theme in this novel as Merrin and the other Ones struggle to develop a second power and become true Supers. In Merrin’s world, being a One is worse than being a Super or a Normal. The Supers, the ones who have two superpowers as a result of uranium contamination believe that they are superior to everyone else. These Supers even attend a special high school suited just for them. Normals have no super powers at all. They attend a “normal” high school. From Merrin’s description of the school and grounds on her first day of classes, it appears that Superior High School was much better maintained and had better resources than Norman High School. Ones, like Merrin, feel out of place in both the worlds of the Supers and the Normals.

Notice also the difference in the way that the Supers...

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