Under the Skin Themes & Motifs

Michel Faber
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Injustice

The novel Under the Skin by Michel Faber teaches that injustice comes in a variety of forms. Isserley believes that her life has been particularly unjust. When she gets to know the elite Amlis Vess, Isserley realizes that even the rich suffer with injustice. Isserley comes to realize that despite the injustice she has suffered, she has also had some joy in her life from which others have not benefited.

Isserley feels her life has been unjust because she was promised she would not be sent to the New Estates. Instead, when she reached grading age, she was sent there anyway. Isserley carries a chip on her shoulder against the rich because it was the sons of the elite who told Isserley she would never be sent to the New Estates because she was so beautiful.

Although Isserley was given a job choice that allowed her...

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