The Silver Star Themes & Motifs

Jeannette Walls
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Faulty Family Relationships

Even if the relationship between family members is not the best, these relationships are still important sources of support the reader learns in the novel “The Silver Star.” Some relationships that merit inspection to determine how they are supportive even though they may not be completely healthy include those between Charlotte and her daughters, Charlotte and Tinsley, Maddox and Doris, and Aunt Al and Uncle Clarence. These relationships and the people in them are not perfect but they still prove that having family relationships is an important part of life.

The reader can find many problems in the relationship between Charlotte and her daughters. Charlotte is impulsive and irresponsible. She even appears to have some emotional and mental issues that need to be addressed but she is present for her daughter, Liz, when tragedy strikes. When Bean and Liz’s mother first comes to...

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