The Identicals Themes & Motifs

Hilderbrand, Elin
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How Loss and Grief Destroy

In The Identicals, Tabitha, Harper, and Eleanor demonstrate how loss and grief can destroy an individual or family. It takes Tabitha and Harper almost 15 years to reconcile following the death of Tabitha's son, Julian. Because Harper encouraged Tabitha to leave the children with their father and go out on the town with her the night that Julian died, Tabitha has always blamed Harper for her baby’s death. Tabitha has allowed the loss of her son to rule her life. Tabitha's daughter even believes it is what has molded her mother’s personality. Along with Tabitha’s example of how grief and loss can destroy a person.

Because Tabitha blames Harper for Julian’s death it has driven the twins apart. They have been estranged from one another for nearly 15 years because Tabitha blames Harper instead of accepting that the baby’s...

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