The Boy in the Suitcase Themes & Motifs

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Family

Family is an important theme in the novel The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis. The concept of family involves love, compassion, loyalty, encouragement, and support of others who may or may not be blood-related, but who still function and behave in the way of the traditional family unit. In The Boy in the Suitcase, family proves to be both a positive and a negative thing. The connotation of the word "family" is inconsistent with crime.

In the novel, Sigita’s own family is limited to her son, Mikas. Since Sigita's husband works in Germany, her whole world is Mikas, whom she cares for and protects like no other. Her fierce protection of her son is natural; however, it is very significant to the story because as a fifteen year-old girl, Sigita was pressured by her aunt into selling her firstborn son...

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