Jeffty Is Five Themes

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Loss

There is a lot of loss in "Jeffty Is Five" from the beginning to the end. The loss of childhood is developed in the history of Donald's life. Having been sent away from his home and parents when he was five must have been a traumatic experience for Donald. No matter how nice his aunt Patricia was, he did not live in his primary home. A child of five is well aware of the circumstances of his life even if he cannot comprehend the meaning behind the things that are imposed upon him. Having to deal with these issues at a young age robbed Donald of the innocence and freedom of living a childhood in an environment where he had room to dream about good things, and where magic and happiness are the dominant themes.

Jeffty experiences loss, also. The fact that he remains forever locked in his...

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Jeffty Is Five from Short Stories for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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