Open City Themes

Teju Cole
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Relationships

One of the primary themes running through the novel is relationships. The novel reveals that even the individuals that make up a particular ethnic or cultural group have different relationships with each other. The members that belong to a certain ethnic group, cultural group or that share common interests, also tend to flock to each other because they can identify with others that are like them.

Relationships seem to be hard for Julius to form. He feels isolated because he is of mixed race and estranged from his family. He also experienced a recent break up with his girlfriend, so he suffering from the loss of a romantic relationship as well. In the middle of his personal relationships, he also has to work on his professional relationships.

Julius's professional relationships include interaction with his colleagues. Additionally, it is about doctor and patient relationships Julius has to form with...

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