In following section, we will list the themes in the story. Remember that usually a story has a main theme and other secondary ones. In Kirsty Logan's story, the main theme is romantic love. Other themes are identity, isolation and technological advancement.


Love is a universal theme, and there are countless literary works that deal with it. In this particular case, the author focuses on the feeling of being heartbroken because of ended relationships.

In this story, there is a solution to this emotional problem. One can simply rent another heart, a metallic clockwork heart. Each time a relationship ends, the protagonist returns the broken heart to the rental place and thus avoids dealing with the pain of losing someone: “When Anna ran off...

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