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The Dive From Clausen's Pier Themes & Motifs

Ann Packer
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Identity

The theme of identity is explored through the novel by how Carrie views herself in conjunction with others. While the narrative is told from her perspective, she does not necessarily see herself as a solitary being. Rather, she looks to her relationships with others to find her center.

This is first demonstrated at the opening of the novel when Carrie is clearly unhappy in her relationship with Mike. She does not take action and end the relationship, even though this is at the forefront of her thoughts. Mike’s accident does not change the way Carrie feels, but her obligation to Mike remains. She is in the hospital with him, but she is not able to reconcile why she is there outside of obligation.

Her unhappiness in the relationship is not lost on Mike. He effectively gives her permission to leave – whether it is the hospital...

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