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What is the theme in the book, "Rumble Fish,"  by S.E. Hinton?

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zwipeme | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 11, 2008 at 2:55 AM via web

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What is the theme in the book, "Rumble Fish,"  by S.E. Hinton?

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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted June 11, 2008 at 6:17 AM (Answer #1)

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There are a few major themes. They are: fate, alienation/abondonment, hopelessness, and poverty.

The main character has to grapple with a sense that his life is hopeless and that nothing can change that.

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hibb | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted August 30, 2010 at 12:42 AM (Answer #4)

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poverty, alienation, fate, drug abuse, gang, heroship are themes.

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