Pet (Akwaeke Emezi) Themes & Motifs

Akwaeke Emezi
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Self-Identity

A person identifies himself or herself in many ways, and these pieces of identity are used to create an overall sense of self that is an integral part of the person's life, feelings, and attitudes. The characters of this novel are no different, and several of the characters exhibit various traits that are important to their overall sense of self. The key components to this novel's characters include gender, relationships, and even methods of communication.

Jam is the most important character in the novel, and her gender identity is an integral part of her character. The reader learns that Jam was born a boy but insisted on being a girl from the time she was three. Her parents immediately set out to help her make the change. When she was 15, she had gender reassignment surgery, effectively completing that process. It is important to note that her...

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