White Cat Themes

Holly Black
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Identity

Identity is an important theme in this story, as Barron's memory manipulation forces the reader to question whether a person's sense of self is almost entirely built on their memories. Barron is a memory worker, meaning he can alter people's memories, either making them permanently forget things, putting a block in place so that memories cannot be accessed, or even creating false new memories. Barron uses these powers on his little brother Cassel in order to manipulate him into doing what he wants. First he made Cassel forget about being a transformation worker, then he planted a false memory in Cassel's head to convince Cassel that he killed Lila. Cassel has spent years believing that he is a murderer, and has felt shocked and disgusted with himself. This has majorly affected his life, as he has not been able to make friends properly or stay in a relationship...

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