The Cold Dish Themes & Motifs

Craig Johnson
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Revenge

The title, The Cold Dish, refers to revenge as a dish best served cold. It has been two years since the sentencing of the four boys who raped Melissa Little Bird, but there are still hurt feelings about the lenient sentences that were handed down to the boys involved.

Vonnie Hayes is seeking revenge for Melissa Little Bird and herself. The men who assaulted them did not get the punishment that they deserved so Vonnie seeks to remedy that. Vonnie’s father killed himself so she was not able to avenge his assault on her, but she can see that the young man who assaulted Melissa Little Bird get what she believes they deserve. She wants to have some control over her life so attempts to help Melissa find closure by killing these young men so that she does not have to face them anymore.

Friendship

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