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What's the meaning of the last paragraphs?

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message 1: by Arik (new)

Arik Katz What's the meaning of "That has been the main thing to know about me, the only thing about me for a very long time, although I did not know it myself. But there will be more to know. There will be more." And what was the meaning of "My full name is Cadence Sinclair Eastman. I suffer migraines. I do not suffer fools. I like a twist of meaning. I endure." What does I do not suffer fools mean and what is the twist of meaning??


message 2: by Amy (new) - rated it 5 stars

Amy 'I do not suffer fools' means that they don't put up with any S*** from anyone. At least that's what it means here in England :)


Mariana Echeverri I dont suffer fools means i can't tolerate stupid guys
I like a twist of a meaning: i like when things dont mean what i thought they were supposed to mean


message 4: by Rylee (new)

Rylee D In order to understand the meaning of the last few pages of the book it is really important to understand that we were liars is obviously a commentary on heroics, materialism, inequality, and our society's attitude toward those things. With that in mind, it can be guessed that the last paragraph is related to that. I think cadence states her name at the end of the book to comment on her own dissatisfaction with her family and what that entails at the start of the book as well as throughout the novel. In this case, the declaration is almost a way of acceptance and rivalry. It says, "This is who i am but i am not what it represents." The second line backs that theory up but it also provides another layer of depth. The fools spoken of could be her own family, or more specifically her family's superficialism and screwed heroics that make them fools. She suffers literal migraines but wont suffer through that pettiness. The I endure part is meant to say that she will go through all of this and live, not because she is weak, but because she is strong, and will continue to hold the beliefs she and her dead friends have/had. This book is a political awakening of sorts and the last paragraph is most likely a testament to that.


Budd I read it as an admission that she had realized she was a serial killer. She murdered her cousins and It is the only thing to know about her but she will murder again so there will be more to know. She gives her name because she has finally accepted the truth of who she really is. The migraines are from the voices telling her to kill, she kills people that piss her off instead of suffering them. the whole last paragraph is a twist of meaning as it is really talking about her psychosis, the I endure is that she alone will endure or maybe that the psychotic part of her that murders people will endure.

Makes you wonder what really happened to the grandmother.


Panos Gr These lines hold much more than what you see. I think these lines are the reasons nobody ever messed with Cady after her accident. Besides their grief and the love they had for Cady. Ambitious, risky, decisive, taking matters into her own hands. After convincing us that she tried everything to do otherwise throughout the whole story, she realizes she had become more of a "Sinclair" than the rest of the family had ever been by standing her ground on her beliefs no matter the consequence (in this case burning an entire house down) .


Lisa Budd wrote: "I read it as an admission that she had realized she was a serial killer. She murdered her cousins and It is the only thing to know about her but she will murder again so there will be more to know...."
but the grandmother didn't do anything to annoy her..


Blessing Me wrote: "In order to understand the meaning of the last few pages of the book it is really important to understand that we were liars is obviously a commentary on heroics, materialism, inequality, and our s..."

I think that is the best explanation I have seen thus far.


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