The Invalid's Story

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The central theme of “The Invalid’s Story” is not everything is as it seems. This plot influences and is associated with the them because in the beginning of the story, the narrator assumes that his friend, Hackett’s body is contained in the pine box, but as previously mentioned, that isn’t the case. The narrator and Thompson throughout the story try to mask the smell of what they believe is Hackett’s body, but is actually the limburger cheese. The theme is linked to the overall plot because Thompson and the narrator assume something that isn’t the case, and leaves them in a bad situation.
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