In the Unlikely Event Themes & Motifs

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Coming of Age

Coming of age is an important theme in the novel “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume. Coming of age involves the personal, spiritual, moral, or emotional growth and maturation of an individual often based on real world experiences, events, or mistakes. Coming of age may occur quickly, slowly, or not at all. In the novel, the characters of Miri and Natalie are the ones to be confronted with events, situations, and tragedy which will test their character and either benefit or hinder them in terms of coming of age.

When the novel begins, Miri and Natalie are best friends. Their families are close. They attend the same school, and live in the same town. Elizabeth, New Jersey, is quiet, friendly, and close-knit. Miri and Natalie have both had stable upbringings, and their world appears to be like that of any other girls heading...

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