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The Trespasser Themes & Motifs

Tana French
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Independence

Both Conway and Aislinn's father's affected the way they have tried to gain independence, showing how significant a father - or his absence - can affect the independence of his daughter. Conway struggles with independence in many areas of her life. She is struggling on the murder squad in order to prove that she is a good detective. She thinks that this means she has to put on a very tough exterior in order to gain respect. It takes Aislinn's murder case for her to realize that she has the power to be independent. This case is very tough, especially committing one’s own colleague.

Conway thinks she has established independence from her father, but he comes after her in this novel showing that she does not have the independence from him that she had wished. However, she is able to gain a new found independence...

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