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What is a good theme for The Skin I'm In?

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dgreen01 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 23, 2010 at 4:55 AM via web

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What is a good theme for The Skin I'm In?

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anthonda49 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted May 26, 2010 at 11:25 PM (Answer #1)

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The theme is that outward appearances do not determine the person you are or will be. Prejudice is a very destructive force, and it can lead to bullying. Bullying is very prevalent in school-aged young people, and it leads to tragedy, both internal and external. Bullying has resulted in murders and suicides at its most extreme. The toll on one who is emotionally bullied can last a life time and poison relationships with others. The self-esteem is so damaged that it causes a ripple effect of negativity on those people around the bullied person. If a role model or counselor comes along that allows the bullied to look beyond their tormentors and focus on their strengths, an entirely different life can result.

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