What is the main theme of That Was Then, This Is Now?

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One particular theme can be Everyone faces coming of age, but each person handles it differently. In the story, Bryon changes from the beginning to end. At first, he cares only for himself and Mark. However, after he meets Cathy, M&M’s sister, he falls in love with her. As the story progresses, Bryon opens his heart to others. As he puts it: “I had quit thinking only about myself.” This is further shown when M&M runs away. As Bryon comforts Cathy, devastated over the loss of her brother, he says that “it was the first time I’d ever felt bad for anyone except Mark.” This realization marks his own coming of...

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