The Whisper Man Themes & Motifs

Alex North
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The Power of a Whisper

North demonstrates through his novel The Whisper Man that a whisper is just as powerful as a shout. Pete has nightmares in which he remembers his father shouting and throwing things during an argument. While shouting it a clear sign of danger and anger, it appears that whispers can be just as dangerous as shouts. For instance, Carter and George both draw the children who they abduct to them by whispering. Later, Pete describes Carter’s influence, even in jail, as a whisper. Finally, it is when George hears Jake whispering in the attic that he fears that he has allowed something dangerous into his house.

Both Carter, the Whisper Man, and his son draw children to them with whispers. Jake’s imaginary friend tries to protect Jake from the Whisper Man by teaching him the rhyme associated with Carter’s abductions...

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