Analysis Of Marie-Laure And Werner In 'All The Light We Cannot See'

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In All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, the two protagonists from opposing countries, Marie-Laure and Werner, unite together when Werner’s desire to redeem himself after committing despicable actions leads him to abandoning the Nazis and aiding her. For instance, when working for the Nazi intelligence, he unintentionally leads his accomplices to an innocent home where they falsely murder a young girl and her mother. After meeting Marie-Laure: “[He] thinks of [Marie-Laure], whether he wishes to or not… She takes up residence inside him, a living doppelganger to face down the dead Viennese girl who haunts him every night” (423). Because Werner has a strong conscience and feels liable for the death of the Viennese girl, he is unable to

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