Bettyville Themes & Motifs

George Hodgman
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Aging

An important theme in the book is that of aging. Betty's physical and mental decline show the aging process and George captures it in vivid detail. The process of aging takes its toll on Betty's physicality in that she can no longer move around as freely as she used to and she has aches and pains that limit her abilities every day. Betty is frustrated that her body is betraying her more and more each day but she keeps trying and George feels she is remarkable for her determination. George also surprises himself by being able to help take care of many of Betty's physical needs because he admittedly is not a caretaker.

Aging takes its toll on Betty's mental abilities too and she can no longer remember things like she used to. This creates anxiety for Betty and she can swirl down into a panic...

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