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The Child Finder Themes & Motifs

Rene Denfeld
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Coping with Reality/Physical and Emotional Trauma

A learned skill set is sometimes necessary to survive the harsh reality of physical and emotional trauma. Naomi, Madison, and Mr. B must find ways to cope with the reality of being abducted as children. Blocking events, creating a make-believe identity, and withdrawing from the rest of the world are the methods they employ.

Naomi had been kidnapped as a child. Her earliest memory from childhood is about running naked through a strawberry field when she was about nine years old. She came across some migrant farm workers who took her to another town and handed her over to the sheriff. Naomi knew her first name, but she claimed to know nothing else about her identity. Moreover, she knew nothing about who abducted her, when she was abducted, or where she had been held. Naomi often dreamed of running across...

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