Life Among Giants: A Novel Themes

Bill Roorbach
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Family

Family is a major and dominant theme in the novel, "Life Among Giants" by Bill Roorbach. Family, which includes mutual affection, caring, concern, support, and loyalty towards relatives and relations who may or may not be blood related, affects nearly every aspect of the novel. In particular, it affects the characters of Katy, Lizard, and their parents, all in different ways.

For Nick and Barbara, the parents of Lizard and Katy, family is a very important thing (more so for Barbara). Family is a beautiful thing, and a quiet refuge for Nick and Barbara, and they delight in their children, making sure they are well-versed in culture, athletics, and academics.Through Nick's troubles, Barbara does her best to keep home life as normal as possible for her children. Indeed, everything Nick and Barbara do is for their family. Yet, when push comes to shove, Nick's conception of family...

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