The Prestige Themes

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Misunderstandings and perceptions

Several aspects of this book are based on the foundation of the feud between Alfred Borden and Rupert Angier. There are several instances in the tale where the misinterpretation of actions fuels the fire of the feud. From the beginning, the feud is based on misinterpretation. Borden is convinced that Angier is a fraud, using his illusions to fleece the rich into believing they are being contacted by their deceased relatives through Angier. In his attempts to reveal Angier's scheme, Borden pushes Angier's wife to the floor. This fall causes the loss of Angier's child, which causes the need for revenge of the life lost. This incident also causes a depression in Angier's wife, Julia, which creates a rift in their marriage; however, from this point forward, both Rupert and Julia seem to blame this incident instead of focusing on the possible future they could build...

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