In what follows, we will give you some points that will help you put “Same Same but Different” by Anne Hayden in perspective, by connecting it to current issues, literary period and similar works.

Current issues

Although the story’s main themes are universal issues such as loss, grief, and identity, the text also touches upon issues related to postmodernity (to the society we live in).


Literary period

The short story belongs to the literary movement called Postmodernism. Like most postmodernist texts, the story is set in a contemporary, post-industrial society. Additionally, the story follows an average character, a woman who struggles with her twin sister's death.


Works with the same themes

To see how other authors explore the themes that you can identify in Anne Hayden’s short story, we recommend texts like “Ice Break” by Astrid Blodgett,...


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