Theme of Enemy Pie
The theme of Enemy Pie is that even when somebody who is sometimes mean or not nice, you shouldn’t immediately think that he or she is a bad person or a bully because people can change. Throughout the story there is evidence that proves this.
One example from the book that shows the theme is when the main character thinks that Jeremy Ross is his enemy. He thinks that Jeremy is his enemy because Jeremy had a party on his trampoline and didn’t invite the main character, but invited the main characters best friend, Stanley. Also, Jeremy laughed at the main character when he struck him out in a baseball game. You can probably see why the main character thinks that Jeremy is mean, but maybe he should give Jeremy one more chance. They may have a lot in common. This shows that the main character immediately thought that Jeremy was mean.
Another example that supports my theme is when the main characters dad helped the main character come up with a plan to get rid of his enemy (Jeremy). In order for the plan to work, the main character had to spend a day with Jeremy. At first the main character was nervous, but then he realized that Jeremy was not so bad. It turned out that they did have a lot in common. They both liked to ride bikes, have water balloon fights, play basketball, throw a boomerang, and play checkers! This proves that people can change.
Finally, one more example that proves my theme is when Jeremy invited the main character to his house to play on his trampoline the next day. They both had a lot of fun. Jeremy even taught the main character how to do a flip in the air on the trampoline! I predict that the main character will be friends with Jeremy for a long time. This again means, that the main character should not have thought that Jeremy was not nice, because he just needed another chance.
In conclusion, all this evidence helps prove the overall theme, which is that even when someone who is sometimes mean or not nice, you shouldn’t immediately think that he or she is a bad person or a bully because people can change.