The theme is about the harshness of the sister. claiming and complaining about what Eddie does and has. The centipede explained the sister that it was like the hard feelings Eddie has felt through years. The time when he came home and saw his butterfly collection in the bin and the eye of Biryuk damaged because of the stick Delia has been using to hit him. The main reason why she threw the butterflies was because of the ants they were calling attention on, and that made Eddie think that his sister was only trying to get attention and that she wanted to bug him.