The title is not that important to the novel, but it does aid in understanding one of the book's main themes, that the quality of life is very important.
Homer Macauley: This responsible young man has become the man of the house by supporting his family with an after school job. But with this job comes responsibility and the hardships of growing up. Homer learns to deal with the problems of the world
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believe he is a person and that this event has legitimately happened.
Mood: Saroyan effectively manipulated the mood at the ends of some of the chapters when Homer sang a church hymn. This calmed down the action and it gave a certain sense of solemnity and closure to the chapters.
Imagery: Saroyan used imagery often to describe his characters. He was very descriptive and made sure to be distinct when he created his characters.