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The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife

by Audrey Niffenegger

Identity Quotes

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Quote #7

[Gomez to Henry:] "Are you the same person?" (1.14.91)

Gomez thinks that Henry's condition makes him a flawed being with no sense of identity that can stick around through all the traveling.

Quote #8

[Henry:] Whatever I am. What am I? What am I? (2.2.231)

Henry questions his identity. Is he an advanced human being, or is he a faulty version of a human being? What do you think?

Quote #9

[Henry:] There is a noise in the shrubbery. I open the window farther and look down. There I am, sitting in the dirt, under the window, soaking wet, panting. He grins at me and gives me the thumbs up. (2.14.45)

Henry deals fairly easy with meeting other versions of himself. But in which version does his sense of identity and consciousness reside at any given time? Or does he split his identity between various versions and how might that feel?

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