The Gospel According to Larry Themes

Janet Tashjian
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Identity

Arguably the most important theme in THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LARRY is that of identity as Josh assumes an alter ego, Larry, and this situation comprises the majority of the narrative. In A Note To The Reader, Janet Tashjian warns Josh that people will realize he is still alive if he publishes his manuscript, but Josh believes it is important to share his side of the story. In Part 1, Josh discusses Larry's website, noting that the author is anonymous. Josh identifies himself as a loner who is thought of as weird by his peers. Though Beth realizes that Todd does not appreciate her, she dates him because she desires to improve her social status. At the end of the first part, Josh admits that he is Larry. Josh invents Larry because his privacy is important plus, "He was the perfect alter ego for a loner like me- outspoken...

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