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Al Capone Does My Homework Themes & Motifs

Gennifer Choldenko
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Importance of the Ability to Recognize Right from Wrong

Piper’s story illustrates how important it is for children to be taught right from wrong. While Annie has an overdeveloped sense of what is right and wrong, Piper seems to have missed some of her moral education when she tries to pretend she is not in the wrong for not telling someone about the money she is getting through the laundry. It is when the children learn that Indiana was only thirteen, the same age they are now, when he was first sent to reform school for illegal behavior that they begin to realize how important it is for them to choose to do the right thing.

Moose comments early in his story that while he liked Piper’s beauty, he did not like the way she acted. She attempted to manipulate people by getting them gifts...

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