Forgot your password?  

Picture Perfect Themes

This Study Guide consists of approximately 58 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Picture Perfect.
This section contains 1,022 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Picture Perfect Study Guide

Themes

Co-dependency

Cassie's troubled relationship with Alex Rivers can be traced back to her childhood, or at least that is the implication intended by this author. Her mother being a helpless alcoholic put Cassie in the position of being a caregiver, and she repeats this behavior with Alex Rivers, thinking that she can help him and heal him if she just loves him enough. Cassie is also in the position of caregiver with Connor, due to Connor's terrible life at home.

Cassie allows Alex to brutally hit and kick her, and waits until he is finished; she then soothes him and comforts him, telling him it is not his fault. She understands his childhood pain and thinks that if she can give him enough time, space, and love, he will heal from his low self-esteem and will stop being abusive. Children of alcoholics so often feel helpless to fix or...

(read more from the Themes section)

This section contains 1,022 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Picture Perfect Study Guide
Copyrights
Picture Perfect 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