12. Identify a theme in Dragonwings. Analyze and explain how the author developed the theme over the course of the novel through the characters and plot. Be sure to use evidence from the beginning, middle, and end of the story to support your ideas.
As for me the main theme in Dragonwings is “Family Separation and Devotion” This novel begins with Moon Shadow living in the Middle Kingdom with his mother without knowledge of the man who is his biological father. Moon Shadow knows stories his mother has told about his father, but he has never met him because the financial nature of their country has forced many of the men to move to America to make the money they need to support their families in the Middle Kingdom. It is a difficult situation made harder for Moon Shadow's mother when her husband arranges for the child to join him in America. Moon Shadow's mother is left the only person strong enough to work the farm, leaving her to struggle without the support of a man or a son around.