The Flood Girls Themes & Motifs

Fifield, Richard
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Uniqueness

In Quinn, Jake must listen to the advice that he should change himself from many different people; yet he holds onto his individuality for dear life. Nearly all the forces in Quinn would make it easier for Jake to tone down his flamboyance and work to be more like everyone else. He is bullied in school based on the perceptions others have of him, and at home, his mother makes him hide his attitude so he is more palatable to Bert. Even in church, Reverend Foote tells Jake that he ought to change himself to be worthier in God’s eyes. Jake does not listen to any of these people, and instead recognizes that if he were to succumb to their demands that he would no longer be himself.

Regardless of all the forces conspiring to make him change, Jake preserves his difference and uniqueness in...

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