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Literary Analysis Of Charles By Shirley Jackson

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Even though most readers do not realize that Charles is Laurie from the beginning of the story, “Charles,” by Shirley Jackson, a story about a family’s dysfunctions, anyone who has been around little kids for any amount of time will. The part that makes most people figure out that Laurie and Charles are the same person is when Laurie was home late from school. Why would anybody stay after school to watch someone in detention, anyway? Many people agree with a critic’s judgement that ,”even the most careless reader is sure to see through Laurie’s lies well before his parents do. Finally, the plot is not as good as it is made up to be.

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  • Opines that even though most readers don't realize that charles is laurie from the beginning of the story, "charles," by shirley jackson, the plot is not as good as it is made up to be.
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