Misty of Chincoteague Themes & Motifs

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Family

The bond between Phantom and Misty shows the theme of Family well and also mirrors the family of Paul in many aspects. Paul has a nontraditional family as his parents are in China and he and his sister are living with their grandparents. Family is a prominent theme throughout as the reader sees the Pied Piper swim to get Phantom. The reader also sees this theme when Phantom allows herself to be caught so she can stay with her newborn foal. Later, she stands over her foal to protect her from the rest of the stampeding horses. She is also willing to sacrifice her freedom to stay with her foal inside of the trailer with Paul, even though she had run away just hours before.

Additionally, the reader sees the interplay between sister and brother, and the grandparents with their grandchildren. It is evident that there...

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