The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Themes & Motifs

Claire North
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Making a Difference

The central them of the novel is Making a Difference and whether or not it is possible for a kalachakra or for any linear mortals to do so. Harry’s first experiments with Making a Difference come during his third life when he uses the knowledge he gained during his first life to help save the lives of some of his friends during the Second World War. He also resolves to amass information which will help to keep him safe during the war during later life cycles, but he does not have any interest in attempting to change the course of history or the outcome of the war by intervening with his knowledge. It is not until Harry’s fourth life, when he meets Franklin Phearson, that he becomes seriously involved with attempts to Make a Difference in the timeline of world events. This...

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