Silent Child Themes & Motifs

Sarah A Denzil
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Falsity

Mrs. Graham-Lennox tells Emma that monsters do not appear any different from other people, a description that Emma finds to be true when she realizes that Jake, Hugh, and Amy are monsters in good disguise. Emma seeks out Mrs. Graham-Lennox after the Duke is arrested for having child pornography on his computer. The older lady tells Emma that she had never realized that her husband was a monster because he had kept his real personality hidden so well. The discovery of the child pornography appears to embarrass Mrs. Graham-Lennox because she indicates to Emma she feels she is being held responsible for her husband’s actions even though she had no idea what he was doing.

Jake is a monster who hides his face very well. Emma first describes him as a sort of knight in shining armor who saved her from herself after the disappearance...

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