One Crazy Summer Themes & Motifs

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Family

Family is an important theme in the novel “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia. Family, thematically, involves the mutual love, loyalty, compassion, and emotional, physical, and even spiritual support between individuals who may or may not be blood-related, but who still act in accord with the traditional family unit. In the novel, family appears as both an incredibly important, positive, and successful thing, and as a failure in other parts.

When it comes to the success of family, this can be most clearly seen through the Gaither family. When it comes to Pa and Big Ma, family is a wonderful, beautiful, and successful thing. Pa is a hard worker, who strives to provide for his family, and to tend to their needs. Pa is protective, comforting, and loving. Big Ma is sweet, old-fashioned, and compassionate. Both Pa and Big Ma look to raise Delphine and her...

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