Time Travel in "The Time Traveler's Wife" Analytical Essay by Nicky

An analysis of Audrey Niffenegger's use of time travel in "The Time Traveler's Wife".
# 145322 | 996 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 03, 2010 in Literature (American)

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The paper analyzes how Audrey Niffenegger uses time travel as a metaphor for love, loss and absence, fate and death in the novel "The Time Traveler's Wife". The paper further examines the extent to which Clare and Henry can be considered a "normal" couple.

From the Paper:

"Since a love relationship between two people is not a linear experience, not a straight line between to points in time, and not a smooth road but one with bumps and sharp curves along the way, this novel's use of time travel metaphorically mirrors those bumps and curves. Just when Clare thinks things are steadying and she can count on Henry to be there, he's gone. Boom, just like that, she is surprised and feels a loss.
"Any relationship has its highs and its lows, it's mellow moments and its stressful scenes, and from the outset there are surprises and "wake up calls" (a sudden change or shift in behavior that makes one in the couple question his or her understanding of what he or she actually thought about that other person) that are part of love. For Clare and Henry time travel becomes the "loss" and the "absence" that breaks the heart and brings the tears."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Niffenegger, Audrey. The Time Traveler's Wife. San Diego: A Harvest Book / Harcourt,Inc., 2003.

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