Maniac Magee Themes

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Racism

Racism is a major theme in the novel "Maniac Magee". The East End and West End neighborhoods of Two Mills are deeply divided. The two ends are so divided many people never cross into the opposite end out of fear and ignorance. Although there are people in both ends of the town who are not prejudiced, those that are sway the opinions and drive the fear of the masses. Maniac is different because he is color blind in regard to race. He serves as a catalyst for change in a community desperately needing to be enlightened.

Friendship

Throughout the novel, a number of great friendships transcend age and race differences to promote change. The best example is the relationship between Maniac and Amanda. Their bond exemplifies the strength of friendship and the idea that two people can overlook differences to focus on the similarities that unite them. Maniac...

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