The Ungrateful Son
By: Tori Simonson
I think that the theme to this short story is to never be selfish or greedy. There is a saying that states, “What goes around comes around”. I think that this goes along with the story well. The greedy son didn't want to share his food with his father so, in return he now has a frog on his face that can’t be removed. If he would have just shared some food with his father, even if he didn't want to, it would have been the nice thing to do. And then he might not have to have a frog attached to his face.
The ungrateful son is characterized as being greedy. And because of his greed, he now has an irremovable frog on his face that he has to feed daily. If he decides not to feed the frog, then it will eat his face.
"...it looked venomously at him, as if it would jump in his face..."