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Sometimes it is a single event or experience, which propels a child from innocence into adulthood. Discuss with reference to............

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Wider Reading Essay Sometimes it is a single event or experience, which propels a child from innocence into adulthood. Discuss with reference to............ To show how single events or experiences propel a child form innocence into adulthood, I shall use the following texts, "Jane Eyre" a novel by Charlotte Bront�, "The Flowers" a short story by Alice Walker, "The Stolen Party" a short story by Liliana Heker, "The Lesson" a poem by Edward Lucie-Smith and finally "Diana, Her True Story-In Her own words" an autobiography by Andrew Morton. Childhood is a muddled time where children are oblivious to what goes on in the surrounding environment, they think that everything is good and safe and are just unaware of the reality. Children generally learn the truth from their actions, parents, and sometimes it is a single event, which will be remembered from that moment on, to open their eyes to the real world. I am going to show how this change in a person occurs in the texts above. "Jane Eyre" a novel by Charlotte Bront�, the novel is written in third person narrative, given form Jane's point of view, giving the story a very honest, personal view on her life. ...read more.

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Walker describes about Myop's daily life and home using sights, smells, tastes, sounds and the general feelings of the atmosphere, "The air held a keenness that made her nose twitch." and "a golden surprise that caused excited tremors to run up her jaws". Everything up till the fifth paragraph is innocent and these images are projected in the goodness and upbeat sense of the story, "she felt light and good in the warm sun", "and nothing excited for her but her song" this sentence says it all nothing but her song matters and she is a child with no responsibilities, "where the family got their drinking water, silver ferns and wild flowers grew" and "along the shallow banks pigs rooted". Flowers are mentioned throughout the poem "silver ferns", "pretty ferns and leaves, an armful of strange blue flowers with velvety ridges and a sweetsuds bush full of brown, fragrant buds" "roses root" "wild pink rose", even in the second half of the story where the mood changes and saddens the theme of flowers is carried on....... Then she comes across the remains of a body that had obliviously been hung; the description of the body is given in great detailed. ...read more.

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"Diana, Her True Story-In Her own words" an autobiography by Andrew Morton, is a book about her life from start to end, I am going to concentrate on the part of the book when her mother left and she grew up with her father although her mother was around to see her occasionally, but she was always stuck in situations where she had to choose between mother and father, one of these situations is when she was given two dresses one from her father and one from her mother to wear for her holy communion and had to decide which one to wear. When a child is put through such pressure by parents which she equally wanted to please then it makes you either fall apart or become stronger, as I have seen she ahs grown to learn from the mistakes made by her parents and learnt not to make her children suffer when it came to divorcing herself, she knew what was best. The language is intense feelings being strung into the words and you can feel what she did, her stability. The book is full of small happenings during her childhood that changed her perception on her own life as she grew up. ...read more.

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