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The View from Saturday Themes

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Themes

Kindness and Cruelty

Each of the four children who make up The Souls and Mrs. Olinski's Academic Bowl team has made a journey. Each student has been a witness to kindness and learned to recognize and value it. Noah witnesses the kindness and generosity of the residents of Century Village in honor of Izzy and Margaret's wedding. Nadia sees her grandfather, Margaret, and Ethan acting out of kindness to help save the lives of baby turtles, and she is inspired to do the same. Julian has known great kindness on the ships where he has grown up, and he is the recipient of Ethan's kind help when the bullying at school becomes physical. Ethan sees kindness both in Florida with the turtles and in himself when he helps Julian.

Cruelty and meanness are also recognized by The Souls. Noah sees Allen Diamondstein behaving selfishly at Izzy and Margaret's wedding...

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