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The Vacationers Themes & Motifs

Emma Straub
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Starting Over

Almost everybody in this novel ends up at a place of beginning, where at the end of the story, they are starting anew. The author is all for new beginnings, as she nudges each character into a new place of the unknown.

Sylvia is ready to leave her high school life, which has its share of regrets that she rehashes throughout the novel, and step boldly into her new life as a freshman at Brown. One of her goals is to leave her virginity behind, and the author provides opportunity for that in her Spanish tutor. Her brother Bobby ends up alone, left by his girlfriend Carmen. Both of them are posed at a new beginning. Charles and Lawrence are about to adopt a baby; again, the author makes his happen for them with an email on the penultimate day of vacation.

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