Sunday, June 7, 2009
Describe the main theme of the novel.
The main theme in the novel, A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove, is family. In the novel Carl and Harley are deserted by their family and move with their aunt who doesn’t care for the fact that the three share a bond with each other. Also at their new home Carl and Harley are often ostracized because of what their grandfather had done, so another situation regarding their family have landed the two brothers into yet another predicament. Carl then works with Skip Duncan who was crippled and lost a son because of Carl’s grandfather, as the story progresses Carl regains the townspeople trust in Carl and Harley and they lose the stereotype of the Matt family being a bunch of troublemakers and by the end of the novel Carl and Harley are able to get their lives back by joining a new family.