The Contract with God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue Themes

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Family

Family is a major theme in Will Eisner's novel "The Contract with God Trilogy". Family affects each part of the novel, and affects each of the characters in the novel in different and important ways, proving to be a positive, yet also heartbreaking, thing.

In general, families on Dropsie Avenue stick together - from Jacob and Rifka and their children, to Rowena and her grandmother, to Abie Gold and his family. For Jacob, his family offers him a source of stability and comfort in life, especially when his career as a carpenter in the Great Depression is seemingly at an end. Both parents rely on their son, Daniel, a doctor, for support and medical treatment. Rowena, an orphaned girl with a physical handicap, would have nowhere to go if it hadn't been for her dying grandmother taking her in. That love and kindness Rowena experienced on Dropsie Street...

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