All the Light We Cannot See All the Light We Cannot See question


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Judy Judy Aug 01, 2014 10:11AM
What are some explanations about the title?



Claire (last edited Aug 20, 2014 03:23PM ) Aug 20, 2014 03:22PM   1 vote
It is very clearly identified as the parts of the light spectrum above and below the visible spectrum early in the book, when Werner is listening to the science broadcasts on his radio. It becomes symbolic of the goodness that Donna mentioned.

I also see it as the wisdom and recognition of right and wrong displayed by Werner and Marie-Laure that they were able to comprehend because they sought truth beyond what was being forced upon them.


It could also mean the unseen light of radio wavelengths.


I took the word light to mean goodness or hope that exists during times of cruelty and times of hopelessness. The light is there, hidden by the darkness of the times, but it survives somehow as do people, until the darkness lifts and the light can be seen.

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M Beautifully said, Donna!
Aug 10, 2014 10:40AM · flag
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Donna Thank you. I really loved this book, the best one I've read so far this year. ...more
Aug 20, 2014 05:57PM · flag

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