The Monkey's Raincoat Themes

Robert Crais
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Women and Innocence

In the novel, Elvis Cole is a protector of innocence and a defender of women and children. The more Elvis sees that Ellen is a victim who has become subservient, with low self-esteem, the more he wants to help her and transform her. Instead of Ellen getting power from within herself, she seems to be saved, like a damsel in distress, not just from kidnapping but from her own self-image. This tendency in Elvis goes beyond Ellen and her innocent son Perry. His description of his job for former client Patricia follows similar lines. Elvis stepped in and saved her from a possessive, violent boyfriend, and as a result, Patricia has been lifted up to a new self-image, a new job, and a new life. Elvis steps in as the defender and bestows independence on women, including the counter girl at the gelato shop, who cannot...

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