Front Desk Themes & Motifs

Kelly Yang
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Following One’s Dreams

Front Desk illustrates the importance of following one’s dreams and never giving up regardless of how unreachable those dreams might seem. Mia’s parents move to America because they want Mia to live with more freedom and they imagine financial success. When this success seems very far away, Hank tells the story of how he gave up on his dream because he chose to believe what others said about him. Mia and her parents are disappointed by the original attempts to achieve their dreams, but they keep working and find an option that works for them.

Mia’s parents dream of Mia living in a country where she can pursue success and not worry about being unfairly imprisoned. Mia’s father admits to her that America has not been exactly what he expected. Mia’s parents told her they anticipated they would...

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