Yes No Maybe So Themes & Motifs

Becky Albertalli
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Politics is Personal

One of the most significant themes of the novel is the connection between the personal and political. Albertalli and Saeed use this theme to show the young adult reader that politics is indeed personal, especially for minority populations, and has real and personal impacts on people they know and love. This theme also shows that young adults, even if they cannot vote can still make a difference through weaving together the personal and political. However at the same time, this theme also serves to warn the young adult reader to take the work seriously, but also recognize the boundaries and limits, and sometimes focusing on politics can come at the expense of the personal.

First, Albertalli and Saeed use this theme to show that politics is personal. This is important for a young adult reader who may not have considered the way politics could...

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