Theme: God has a plan for everyone
This connects to the theme because Simon knows he has a purpose in life and he believes that God put him on this earth for a reason. Just because someone is disabled or they look different then everyone else like Simon doesn't mean God doesn't have a plan for them
TypeSimon is a round and dynamic character.
Simon is very outgoing and he doesn't show that he is ashamed that he is smaller than everyone else. He believes in God and that everything happens for a reason. He is opinionated and defensive with the Reverend, and other adults that don't think that Simon is a normal person. He also doesn't like the way Reverend Russell and Miss Leavey portray God.
In the beginning Simon said what he wanted and was still finding out what his destiny, and his purpose in life was and at the ending he found his purpose.
Simon says "I want to be certain but I'm not sure, I want you to tell me that God has a plan for me" (Simon Birch).
This proves that Simon wants to be certain that God has a plan for him and to know that he has a purpose. Simon believes that there are no accidents that God planned everything. When Simon hit the ball and it killed Joe's mom he believed that it was God's plan for that to happen and it was out of his hands.