The Alaskan Laundry Themes & Motifs

Brendan Jones
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Young adults who are searching for their identity are often rebellious.

An incident that generates a change in a young adult's perception of life as they know it often thrusts the individual into a search for an adult identity. Demonstrating the rebellion occurs in two ways. The young person rebels against authority figures,such as their parents, or they identify with idols. Tara does both of these things.

When readers first meet Tara, they realize that she is searching for her identity. She feels as if she is no one and is dying as the person she is or thought herself to be. One day, she wakes up feeling as if she is suffocating. “One day in early August, while Connor was at his job bricklaying, she woke up barely able to catch her breath” (9). This experience jumpstarts her journey. She has no identity when she is...

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