The Family Under the Bridge Themes & Motifs

Natalie Savage Carlson
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Family

The theme of family can be traced through The Family under the Bridge. As the book begins, Armand is a solitary character. He interacts with people he knows, but he relishes his solitude. Once he meets the children under the bridge, his outlook begins to change.

Armand is reluctant to form any attachment to the children. His initial reaction is to send them away. As he spends time with them he becomes protective of his heart as he is fearful that they’ll get to him. At the same time, Armand is also becoming protective of the children.

He cares for the children as a grandfather would. He takes them to see Father Christmas and after they make money from singing carols, he treats them to pancakes and chestnuts. As he grows closer to the children and their mother, his need to provide for them grows...

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