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Mosquitoland Themes & Motifs

David Arnold
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Friendship

Ideally, friendships help an individual become a better person. Living in Jackson, Mississippi with her dad and stepmother (Barry and Kathy), 16-year-old Mim is traveling 1000 miles to Ohio where she expects a happy reunion with her mother, Eve. As Mim sets out on the journey, she has no support. She has not made any friends in Jackson. She feels no connection to anyone except the obligatory family members. Along her journey to Ohio, she meets Walt, Beck, Arlene, and Carl. She considers each to be a friend because they offer support and provide a purpose for Mim.

First, Mim makes friends with Walt, a young boy about Mim's age. He has Down Syndrome. After spending a few hours with Walt, Mim discovers that a young thug named Caleb is planning to rob Walt. Mim helps Walt understand that he needs to run away. Then, she takes...

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