A motif is a repeating idea in a piece of text specifically books.
My motif i'm focusing on is change which is all over the book as well as in the world around us. Change shaped us and has affected us all in one way or another but we'll look at how change affects Jacqueline and her family
"We know even the feeling of our grandmothers brush being pulled gently through our hair will fast become a memory....."
"After my mother leaves , my grandmother pulls us further into the religion she has always known. We become Jehovah's witnesses like her".
"But we know we are lying. Coming home will be different now. This neighborhood will change and so will each of us"
"how when we come back we'll do the same things,hear the same stories,laugh at the same jokes,catch fireflies in the same mason jars"
My motif which of change was a major impact on the book and Jacqueline's life because it can be seen and sensed throughout the book and is seen as either positive or negative and can help me infer what will happen throughout the book.