Hayden Christensen period 1/2
Analysis of Development of Theme
Reflection and Application of Theme
The theme relates to me because if I were to act like everyone else then life would be boring and nothing new would happen. If everyone acted the same then every score on the test would be the same as everyone else's. Also if we were writing about if we should have homework or no homework all of the answers would be the same. Plus everyone would have the same opinion so everyday life would always be the same. That's why you should "Be yourself" and make your own choices.
visual representations of theme
The mirror represents that you need to be yourself and you don't have to act like your parents. Max's dad is trying to get Max to be like him and get him to want to be with him. But Max doesn't want to be like his father and be with him. The mirror shows your reflection and that represents that you need to be yourself.
Max's dad kidnaps Max in the middle of the night and makes Max follow him to Iggy's house. Max's dad wants to see Max so bad that he kidnaps him and tries to make Max want to be with him. Also his dad is trying to make Max act like him. Max's dad is as tall as Max but wider and stronger, he also looks exactly like Max.
Max's dad is a criminal because he killed his wife and went to prison but now he's free and not in prison. Max looks a lot like his dad so people are a little scared when they are around Max. But that doesn't mean that Max is a criminal or a bad person just because he looks like his dad. This is important in the book because Grim and Gram are trying to keep Max away from his father so his father doesn't convince him to become a criminal.