The Danish Girl Themes & Motifs

David Ebershoff
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Judging Others

This theme is outright stated by Greta during the first chapter, when Einar is afraid to pose for her in women’s clothing. Einar is clearly uncomfortable about the idea, and keeps worrying that someone will come in. Greta assures him that won’t happen, and even says that it doesn’t matter because he shouldn’t be bothered by what other people think. This ends up playing a much larger role in Einar’s life as the book continues and he starts on his journey of fully becoming Lili.

Judging Others is shown to have a devastating effect on all of those to whom it is applied. Einar, even as a small child, was bullied and ridiculed by his father, not only because he wanted to become an artist, but because Einar was not attracted to women. Later, Einar was judged by Greta's parents...

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