Take Me With You Themes & Motifs

Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Alcoholism

The theme of alcoholism is an important one in Take Me With You. Wes is an alcoholic whose sons have been negatively impacted by his choices. For the fourth time, Seth and Henry must be placed somewhere for care because their father is going to jail for driving under the influence of alcohol. Not only is their dad in legal trouble, he essentially abandons the boys when he leaves every night to go drinking. It is revealed that Seth and Henry have spent time with relatives in the past but they will no longer keep them because Wes refuses to give up his drinking. This really has no impact on Wes because he's not the one who is continually uprooted to spend time with relatives or in foster care. Seth and Henry are the ones suffering from Wes' alcoholism.

Wes asks August to take the boys...

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