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Black Swan Green Themes & Motifs

David Mitchell
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Coming of Age

The overriding theme of this novel is that of Jason’s coming of age. He had just become a teenager and was experiencing many firsts in his life. He struggled with popularity and tried to hide his speech impediment so his school mates wouldn’t judge him. To make matters worse, his family life was changing with his sister going to school and his parents fighting continually. When bullies began picking on Jason found an interesting way to stand up for himself and draw the attention of his teachers to what was happening at his school.

Girls were the biggest mystery in Jason’s life. He thought Superman was crazy for giving up his superpowers in order to sleep with Lois Lane. Still, Jason was obsessed with girls. He had a crush on Dawn Madden, a girl who flirted with him but had no...

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