"The Westing Game" Theme
Eilidh McCumber- Kennedy Period 4/5
In life we learn that not everybody is whom they seem to be.
"She was completing her third year of medical school," (Raskin 181).
This shows that Angela is not who she originally seemed to be. She is not just her outer beauty. She is not just her engagement. She is smart and people overlooked her.
This is an example of when the theme is expressed in the middle of the book. Sydelle isn't just her injury, or she isn't just an attention seeker. There is something of herself that she is trying to hide. There is more than something that she is showing on the outside; there is more than what is being shown and perceived.
"The heir who wins the windfall will be the one who finds the fourth. It was so simple once you knew what you were looking for. Sam Westing, Barney Northrup, Sandy McSouthers (west, north, south). Now she was on her way to meet the fourth identity of Windy Windkloppel." (Raskin 174/175).
"Julian R. Eastman rose. He looked stern. And very proper. He wore a gray business suit with a vest, a striped tie. ... 'Hi, Sandy,'" (Raskin 175).
This shows that this seemingly strict, very professional, mean business man can also be the fun, easy-going Sandy. Turtle had to just figure it out. In life, readers have to look out and know a person before they judge someone. If Turtle judged Eastman just by looks, then she would have missed out on reuniting with her best friend.