Never Fall Down Themes & Motifs

Patricia McCormick
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Family Ties

Never Fall Down provides several examples of the types of family ties that Arn experiences during his adolescence. In the beginning, his life is already veered away from a traditional family format as a result of an accident that killed his father. When his mother realized that she could not continue to run the opera house that was their living on her own, she was forced to leave Battambang to find work elsewhere. As such, Arn, his brother and three sisters were left in the care of their aunt. Life wasn't easy, but adaptable as children are, Arn found ways to help make extra money and reduce his own burden on the family unit by spending time with the monks at temple instead. He often stayed there over night as well. During the day, instead of staying at the temple as his sister wanted, Arn...

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