Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Themes & Motifs

Jeff Kinney
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Fitting In

A major theme that runs through most of the Wimpy Kid series is the need for most of the characters to fit in. Sticking out or acting like an individual is something that none of them want at this juncture because it invites ridicule, alienation, and bullying.

Greg tries many things to try and fit in at school. First, he fixates on Holly Hills because she is one of the most popular girls. Greg thinks that by going with her he will be vaulted into the cool group. The trouble with this is that she doesn't know who he is and barely acknowledges his presence.

Greg also tries to fit in by wearing the same type of clothing as everyone else. On a daily basis he worries that he doesn't have the right shirt, pants, or shoes, and often complains to his parents that they...

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