The Mirror Themes

Marlys Millhiser
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Journeys

Both Shay and Brandy take huge journeys in the novel, not only through time, but also within themselves. The mirror switches their consciousnesses into each other's bodies, and they must learn to live in different times: for Shay, that means learning to live without the amenities and ease that she is used to. For Brandy, it means adapting to a new, more liberal world without that she does not at all understand. Before they were switched by the mirror, each woman was unhappy with her own existence. Brandy longed to go to university and learn, but her father thought it only fit for her to marry and begin a family. Shay felt bored with her life and viewed everything with cool detachment, even her possibly pregnancy and her upcoming nuptials. Shay does not really love her fiance, and is getting married basically because she has nothing else to...

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