- David has finally come out of the dark pages of his life and can enjoy the white pages. Hence why the last chapter has a white background and all the others before had a black background.
- Is the house a metaphor for David's own self?
Journal: In Stitches, David has never really had an identity from what I can see. His parents have always told him what to do, how to act, and what to say. He has never been able to express himself. The surgery only made it worse, because after it he couldn't talk which didn't help his cause of finding his identity. As an act of trying to find who he is, he draws. It is his only thing that he can do that no one can really control. In the last few pages David has a dream where his mother is wanting him to follow her into the building with his grandmother. He decides not to. This is David's way of breaking away from what his parents want, and doing what he wants.