Class Mom Themes & Motifs

Gelman, Laurie
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Contentment

The most significant emotional challenge that Jen experiences over the course of the year is the struggle of being fully content with where life has led her. Specifically, Jen's eagerness to maintain her flirtatious texting relationship with Don, despite her happy marriage with Ron, shows that she had not yet learned to be content. The difference between Jen being content or not is an internal one, and is not a reflection of any shortcomings on Ron's part -- of which there are very few.

Ironically, the moment that Ron discovers Jen's ongoing flirting with Don -- instigating a protracted, heated argument -- takes place on the same night that Jen's family and friends have gathered at her house (237-243). The group has assembled with the purpose of advising Jen to postpone her attempt at the mud run. However, the loyalty and appreciation shown by her friends...

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