We Were Liars Character Analysis

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In the novel We Were Liars, Cadence is apart of the Sinclair family and is one of the four Liars. Every summer the Sinclair family goes to their private island of the coast of Massachusetts. Every summer something seems to happen and Cadence never comes back the same. Cadence Sinclair Eastman is the oldest granchild of Harris and Tipper Sinclair. Harris and Tipper have three daughters Bess, Carrie, and Penny. Bess has four children Mirren, Liberty, Bonnie, and Taft. Carrie has two sons Johnny and Will. Penny has one daughter Cadence. They are all part of the Sinclair family and all have wide smiles and square chins and they suck up their emotions and act normal around each other. So in the following paragraphs I will explain how Cadence’s actions and thoughts change throughout the novel. I will also tell how certain traumatic events and accidents affect the way Cadence changes throughout the book.

Cadence Sinclair Eastman is the main character that goes through a series of events during her summers at the family
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Since Sinclairs are wealthy Penny, Bess and Carrie all want to get all the inheritance when Harris dies and they all fight over it. The liars come up with an idea to burn the clairmont down so the aunts have nothing to fight over. “ We burned not a home, but a symbol” (Lockhart page 152) Cadence remembers what her and the liars did to the Clairmont. Once Cadence realizes what her and the liars did to the Clairmont, she tells Johnny that she remember what happened. “Gat, Mirren, and Johnny perished in a house fire thought to be an accident and Cadence didn’t notice the fire” ( Lockhart page 201). This is Harris version of the story he tells people about what happened. After we learn about what happened with Cadence and all the accidents and we learn that some things with her and the liars are not really happening because they are really dead from the
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