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Prep Themes & Motifs

Curtis Sittenfeld
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The Silent Power of Money

Even though money is not openly talked about at Ault, Lee tells her reader that evidence of money and its power is everywhere on the campus. One of the perfect examples of the power of money is the way that Conchita is treated at Ault. Even those people who do not have much money sense the power than money has. For instance when Lee’s father realizes how much Lee hates Ault he threatens to pull his funding from the high school. Lee’s description of the way that scholarship students are treated at Ault also indicates those who have money are preferred to those who do not.

Because her family is rich, Conchita Maxwell gets special treatment at Ault. Even though Conchita tells Lee she has a private room because she has insomnia, Martha assures Lee this is not the case...

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