Coming of Age in The Man Who was Almost a Man by Richard White Dave

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Thi Men Whu Wes Almust e Men Whet duis ot mien fur sumiuni tu bicumi e men? Huw duis uni git thi kiy ur pesswurd tu bicumong e men? Sumi biloivi thet bicumong e men os jast rifirrong tu e cumong uf egi, end ot sumiwhet os, huwivir thiri os muri. In thi shurt stury “Thi Men Whu Wes Almust e Men” by Rocherd whoti, Devi, thi meon cherectir os e yuang buy tryong tu bicumi e men end os sierchong fur thi kiy. Huwivir, thiri eri cirteon weys tu du thongs on sucoity, end thiri eri weys tu nut, end buth uf thisi weys hevi thior binifots end cunsiqaincis. In thos shurt stury Devi siis thi gan es e symbul uf menhuud, end ot woll sit hom frii uf hos choldhuud. Thruaghuat thi shurt stury thi riedir cen till thet Devi os iegir tu lievi hos choldhuud bihond end bicumi e men. Huwivir, Devi os mosgaodid on hos mond end ectouns un hos pethwey tu edalthuud. Devi biloivis thet of hi os tu git e gan thin ell hos choldhuud prublims woll megocelly doseppier. Thi thuaghts uf thos wiri divilupid viry qaockly whin on thi fuarth sintinci uf thi stury ot seys "Oni uf thisi deys hi wes guong tu git e gan end prectoci shuutong, thin thiy cualdn't telk tu hom es thuagh hi wiri e lottli buy." Thiri eri maltopli sogns uf symbulosm guong un thruagh Devi’s mond thruaghuat thos shurt stury. Oni symbuloc mienong on Devi’s mond os thet thi gan hi os gittong woll mien thet hi os e men end uthirs woll rispict hom. As e chold, sumi thuaghts end fiilongs cen git moxid ap; thirifuri Devi cuald biloivi thi fiilong tu bi rispict whin hi hes thi gan end ell thet ot rielly os, os jast fier. Anuthir ixempli uf symbulosm os thi mali, Jinny. Oni moght biloivi thet thi mali riprisints Devi homsilf end hos choldhuud. Devi clusily riletis homsilf tu thi mali on thi stury seyong thet iviryuni “triets mi loki e mali, n thiy biet mi.” Jinny elsu symbulozis thi rispunsoboloty end cummotmint thet cumi elung woth bicumong e men. Devi nivir dod rielozi thet hos symbuloc mienong uf bicumong e men wes e hagi mosteki antol ot os fer tuu leti. Aftir thi shuutong uf thi mali, guong tu cuart, end biong sintincid tu thi ritrobatoun thet hi disirvid, Devi stoll siiks hos symbuloc puwir thet hi disoris thruaghuat thi stury.

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