The Theme Of Identity In She's 'Katie'

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3,137 people reside in the small town of Southport, North Carolina, but only one is desperate to establish a new life. Erin “Katie” has just relocated to a new town with a new identity in hopes of escaping her old life. Despite her attempt to keep a low profile, she befriends a neighbor, Jo, as well as a man named Alex and his family. Eventually, her past begins to catch up with her. As deep secrets begin to unravel themselves ☺, Katie soon realizes that she must expunge the issues in her old life in order to resume her new one. In this journal, I will be searching for the themes of identity, love, and truth. The theme of identity is definitely evident throughout this novel. The obvious way that identity is present involves the fact that Katie isn’t really Katie. Due to an abusive husband, Erin decided to flee in hopes of finding a better life elsewhere. She ended up doing so, just with the name Katie. Obviously, the amount someone can change about themselves is finite, so she remained true to herself and who she was on the inside. To make sure that her true identity stayed secret, she purchased a cottage in the middle of the woods, and she worked as a waitress. When talking about her waitressing…show more content…
Although Katie was scrupulous not to form personal relationships, she found herself infatuated with a man named Alex. They met in a tiny convenience store where Katie tried to buy the cheapest items possible. She soon discovered that Alex was a widower with two children that she adored. Alex and Katie embarked on numerous adventures with and without the children. They started off as two friends but eventually they were falling in love. As Katie begins to fall in love with Alex, she thinks, “She wasn’t exactly sure when it happened. Or even when it started. All she knew for sure was that right here and now, she was falling hard and she could only pray that he was feeling the same way” (Sparks

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