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The Schwa Was Here Themes

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Invisibility and Blindness

Invisibility and blindness are themes that run strongly throughout the story and are explored in many different ways. The main and most obvious person who is invisible is the Schwa. The Schwa effect causes him to go unnoticed in just about any situation and people will rarely even remember that he was in the same room as them. Sometimes he can perform a trick for them where he appears to pop out of thin air. He was actually standing there the whole time, but attention was only brought to him when he was actually pointed out. Antsy names this effect 'functional invisibility.' In other words, the Schwa is not actually literally invisible, but he may as well be for all the notice others pay him. The Schwa effect is very strange, and seems far too exaggerated to be anything normal. There is a hint of...

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