Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Themes & Motifs

Jeff Kinney
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Family

Family is an important theme in the novel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel” 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. Family can be found consistently throughout the novel, and family affects the plot of the novel in various ways.

When the novel begins, Greg goes into details about his family and the way that he and Manny have been raised. Greg understands that his parents love him and want the best for him, but he disagrees with how he has been raised. While Greg was forced to watch educational programming and raised with the hopes that he would be a brilliant kid, Manny is given tremendous leniency and freedom because the educational nature...

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