Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Themes & Motifs

Jeff Kinney
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Family

Family is an important theme in the novel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” by Jeff Kinney. Family involves mutual love, compassion, loyalty towards, and emotional, spiritual, and physical support of individuals who may or may not be blood-related, but who still behave in the fashion of the traditional family unit. Thematically, family can be found consistently throughout the novel as the road trip begins, is undertaken, and ends, and heavily influences the events of the novel.

When the novel begins, Greg and his brothers are looking forward to a relaxing summer. But their mother, always looking for new family activities and bonding experiences, decides the family is going to take a road trip. Susan’s love of her family is absolutely clear in her desire to do more things together, but as Greg reveals to the reader, this doesn’t always work out...

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