Burned Themes

Ellen Hopkins
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Love

Love is a major theme in the novel Burned by Ellen Hopkins. It occurs in two ways in the novel -familial, and romantically- and it dramatically impacts those involved, as well as the events of the novel. There is also a lack of familial and romantic love that clearly distinguishes the presence of love.

In terms of familial love, a great deal of love exists between Patty and her sisters, especially Jackie. This love of her sisters means that Patty stands up for them and takes care of them in every possible way. Patty also experiences a tremendous amount of familial love from her Aunt Jeanette, who oversees Patty's care and well-being while at her ranch. Aunt J tells Patty that the ranch is a second home to Patty, and is willing to help her out however she may need it.

This presence of love is contrasted by...

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