" I want that one," I said . Dad grinned. "That"s Venus," he said. Venus was only a planet, he went on, and pretty dinky compared to real stars." Page 40. The reason why Rex is important to the theme, The Walls family were in poverty but they are still a family,is because they family doesn't have the money to buy Christmas presents so he gives the kids stars.
" She shook off my hand, and when she raised her head, her face was swollen and red. "It's not my fault if you're hungry!" she shouted. " Don't blame me. Do you think I like living like this? Do you?" Page 69. Why this would be part of the theme,The Walls family were in poverty but they are still a family, the mom is in denial about her family is not getting anything to eat and she thinks that its not her fault, but really is.
" When she returned, she told us it was in a fact a genuine two-carat diamond. " So what's it worth?" I asked. "That doesn't matter," Mom said. "How come?" "Because we're not selling it." Page 186 Why this would be the theme,The Walls family were in poverty but they are still a family, is because her family need the money. They have the chance to get money for the stuff they need but the mom doesn't take the chance.
"Mom lay wrapped up in in blankets on the sofa bed, sobbing about how she hated her life", on page 207. Lori and Jeannette are important to the theme because, Lori is trying to calm the mother down and Jeannette is just standing there because it's basically nothing new to her.
"Mom told me I should tell those girls that there was nothing wrong with being poor, that Abraham Lincoln, the greatest president this country has ever seen, came from a dirty-poor family". "She also said I should tell them Martin Luther King Jr., would be ashamed of their behavior" on page 141. The mom is important to the theme because when Jeannette was getting bullied at school for being poor her mom was right there to make her feel better.
On page 280, the father had a heart attack,"When i got to the hospital, he was in a bed in the emergency room, his eyes closed. Mom and Lori were standing next to him." " It's just the machines keeping him alive at this point," Mom said. The dad is important to the theme because after all those problems they went through he got to be with his family during his last moments before he past away.