Why does Claudia plan on returning home in From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg?

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Claudia is not running away from home for good.  The whole purpose of running away from home is to show her parents how important she is.  Claudia is the oldest, and she is feeling unappreciated.  Her life is boring, and she always has to do the chores while her brothers don’t.  This is why she saves up her money to run away.  It will accomplish both purposes.  Her parents will realize how valuable she is, and she will get some excitement.

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