We Were Liars Themes & Motifs

E. Lockhart
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Materialism

Materialism is at the heart of the break down in the rich Sinclair family. For years, the family has spent its summers boating and swimming at its own private island. Since the death of Tipper Sinclair, her husband, Harris, has used money, possessions and the threat of taking inheritance to manipulate his daughters and grandchildren. Because they have depended on his money for their livelihoods for years, the daughters can’t bear the thought of not having money provided to them any longer. One daughter even turns down a marriage proposal made to her by her boyfriend because she knows if she marries this man, who is of Indian descent, her father will disinherit her.

This instance of the daughter who refused a marriage proposal because she didn’t want to lose her father’s inheritance leads naturally to one of the fairy tales written by...

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