The Westing Game Themes

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In life, people of all ages have to follow rules for many different aspects of life. There will not be a time when there are no rules. That is a very important theme that two books follow. The books are titled, The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin and Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari. Both authors clearly explain the sources that inspired their themes in the two completely separate books. Jo Treggiari describes the reality of Lucy’s life in Ashes, Ashes and five other main characters created by Ellen Raskin from The Westing Game including: Samuel W. Westing, Berthe Erica Crow, Flora Miller Baumbach, Catherine Theodorakis, and George Theodorakis. This description of characters from the separate books is also a description of characters that are living in a society filled with specific rules. This supports the theme and how rules can make up a set of events that can lead to one big catastrophe that involves survival, and a game that can win five intelligent people a fortune created originally by Samuel W. Westing. The Westing Game is about a serious game with a set of rules that are specific and relate to the readings of Samuel W. Westing’s will. The game begins with a statement to all of the players saying, “The rules are simple” (Raskin 38). Since the rules are simple, there must be rules to conclude the quote although the game itself might just be the hardest game ever. The game has 7 strict yet simple rules that apply to everyone in the magnificent game that Samuel W. Westing
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