Throughout the second half of the novel, the central theme is self perception and the different ways one tends to look at themselves. The most important message that I got was the idea of doing what you want as an individual verses doing it to please those around you. This offers a kind of self reflection that can alter the way one thinks. More specifically the ways in which a name, a family, or an acquaintance can have an impact on this as well. It can bring them strength or weaken them depending on the situation.