What quote can be used to relate to the theme of the book, Rumble Fish?
The primary themes of the book relate to alienation and hopelessness - the sense that there is no escape from the forces which determine the life of the main character, Rusty James. Some quotes which relate to these themes include:
"I didn't much want to talk about the good old days. I didn't even remember them" (Chapter 1 - RJ).
"I don't see any sense in thinking about things far off in the future" (Chapter 2 - RJ).
"I threw my cigarette butt into the river. It was so full of trash that a little more wasn't going to hurt it any" (Chapter 2 - RJ).
""Kid...I never got past the river" (Chapter 3 - Motorcycle Boy).
"When the hell did you start expecting anything to be fair?" (Chapter 3 - Motorcycle Boy).
"I decided he must still be worrying about his mother. I couldn't remember mine, so I didn't know how he felt" (Chapter 4 - RJ).
"I couldn't remember how crying felt..." (Chapter 6 - RJ).
"...Those guys would have followed you anywhere...most of them still would"..."It would be great...if I could think of somewhere to go" (Chapter 6 - RJ and Motorcycle Boy).
"Is this real? Is this real?"..."(he) seemd terrified when he realized he wasn't dreaming" (Chapter 7 - Steve and RJ).
"He didn't belong - anywhere - and what was worse, he didn't want to" (Chapter 8 - RJ).