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What's the theme/argument Sedaris makes in this novel?What do you believe is the main...

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silversavior | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 16, 2011 at 7:03 AM via web

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What's the theme/argument Sedaris makes in this novel?

What do you believe is the main argument Sedaris is trying to achieve in this novel? Do you think that Sedaris' rhetorical use of satire and irony is the subject of his novel? What was his purpose and reasoning behind his argument. An argument that I cannot depict myself. Someone help me please?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 16, 2011 at 7:31 AM (Answer #2)

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It's not a novel, but a collection of essays.  The message or theme is related to the difficulty of growing up.  The stories in the essays have a common coming of age theme. The essays cover school and on through going to college.

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