The Lost Man Themes & Motifs

Jane Harper
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Right vs. Wrong

Over the course of the novel, Harper constructs situations that force the reader to make difficult moral decisions. These situations, at times, lead the reader to find themselves on the other side of what they might believe is moral, consequently leading them to question the nature of what is considered right and wrong.

One prime example of Harper walking the line between right and wrong is when Ilse and Nathan sleep together in the back of Nathan's car the night after Cameron's funeral. The two of them have shared a tension burning between them the entire novel, which finally breaks when they kiss on the porch. Readers cannot help but feel happy for the two of them, who have been miserable in their own lives leading up to that moment, but readers may also feel conflicted about the morality of the situation. Making love...

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