The Hypnotist's Love Story Themes & Motifs

Liane Moriarty
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Obsession

An important theme in the story is obsession which occurs through Saskia's unhealthy stalking behavior toward Patrick, Ellen, and Jack. Saskia is so obsessed with them that she finds it difficult to live a normal life. Almost every waking moment is consumed with thoughts of Patrick and his new life and how she wants to get him back in some way. Saskia's obsessive behavior has alienated her from friends she used to have so it has become unhealthy for her as well as for Patrick, Ellen, and Jack.

It is possible that Saskia may not have resorted to stalking had her relationship with Patrick ended at a different time. He broke up with her after her mother's sickness and ultimate death. So, Saskia has a huge emotional void in her life. By stalking Patrick, she maintains some semblance of her former life. Stalking is her means...

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