Snowfall Themes

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Family

Family, and its different manifestations, plays an important role in "Snowfall." Though Caitlin's relationship with her father is highlighted, the theme of family is also present in the relationship between Neil and his parents, between Mac and Aaron, and between Caitlin and the little girl she meets at the hospital. Caitlin's relationship with her dead father is by necessity a complicated one; he left her a lot of money, but was also cold and distant, forbidding her from dating people she wanted to. The revelation that she was adopted, later, actually helps her to resolve some of these issues. Neil supported his mother through a lot, on the other hand, including her struggle with cancer, at the end of which he had to kill her out of mercy. Still, Neil has a huge amount of unresolved anger towards Devlin, who he believes ignored his existence (though he later...

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