Forgot your password?  

Naked Themes

This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Naked.
This section contains 657 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Naked Study Guide

Themes

Nervous Tics

A Plague of Tics details David's childhood nervous habits and compulsions. If properly diagnosed, David believes that he had a severe case of OCD as well as juvenile Tourette Syndrome.

The compulsions are not something that David can control. There is something in the author's mind that causes him to lick Miss Chestnut's light switch 28 times, count every step to and from school, smack himself on the forehead with a shoe, and touch things with his nose, lips, tongue or index finger. The nervous tics are invasive and consume nearly all of David's mental ability. The author's grades in school prove that he spends much time on many other things than his books.

David's parents try everything to get him to stop acting strangely but nothing seems to work. The tiny voices continue to seep out unbeknownst to the author and touching his nose to the car...

(read more from the Themes section)

This section contains 657 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Naked Study Guide
Copyrights
Naked from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook