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    a teen was a high school student at a boy's high school called Pency Prep, which he got kicked out from. He feels as though he had fought the world and lost, everyone is against him, just out there to see him fail. After getting kicked out he journeys out to New york city where he faces some of the toughest times in his life surrounded by “phony” adults that Holden would never want to become. Phoniness is a word commonly used by Holden to describe the flaws he encounters in others and he uses

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    Comparing the Adult World with a Child's Perception in Snowdrops Through a child's eyes, the significance of death and all that surrounds it is somewhat different from the reality. 'Snowdrops' is narrated by a boy of the age of six, who actively takes note of the everyday happenings or abnormalities around him but who is not yet old enough or learned enough to associate these with the feelings and responsibilities of adults. One cold March morning (note that the cold weather is significant

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    “escape” the world they lived in and enter a somewhat perfect world. Literary pieces such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley addressed an audience that an audience primarily comprised of adults that have a more definitive connection to the present societal conditions. However, a recent dystopian literature novel, The Giver by Lois Lowry, targets a different audience, young adults. Lowry’s choice to target a different audience than typical dystopian literature does such as Brave New World affects the

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    Wonderland is a queer little universe where a not so ordinary girlis faced with the contradicting nature of the fantastic creatures who live there.  AlicesAdventures in Wonderland is a childs struggle to survive in the condescending world ofadults. The conflict between child and adult gives direction to Alices adventures andcontrols all the outstanding features of the work- Alices character, her relationship withother characters, and the dialogue.  Alice in Wonderland is on one hand so nonsensicalthat children

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    Children in Malouf

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    the important questions about relationships and their foundations have begun to surface, yet the child is banished from the adult world at the same time, instilling in them a sense of mystery about the milieu of grown-ups and an awareness of the boundary that exists between childhood and adolescence. Maloufs younger characters exhibit many of these qualities, while the adults try to recapture the untrammeled joy of discovery they remember from their youth. “Closer” and “Blacksoil Country” are both

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    facing the family illustrate themselves through the central agent of the child, who remains the focus for bringing these circumstances to light.  While the child never enters the action of the story, she becomes the catalyst that brings about the adult confrontations that shape, not necessarily for the better, the identity of the family.  In James' novel, though set in Europe and intended to present an extreme case, the same type of situation remains.  The focus for this work, however, targets

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    Catcher in the Rye

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    difference. Frankie is looking to grow up so that she can fit in with the people around her while Holden wants to avoid adulthood completely as he sees the adult world as being false and corruptible. In “Member Of The Wedding Frankie feels like she doesn’t fit in to a child’s world. This is due to a number of reasons. She wishes now to belong to a more adult society. Frankie feels alienated from the rest of her friends. When they play underneath the arbour Frankie doesn’t “fit” because she is too tall. She

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    Violence on Televison

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    psychologists and psychiatrists feel that continued exposure to such violence might unnaturally speed up the impact of the adult world on the child. This can force the child into a kind of premature maturity. As the child matures into an adult, he can become bewildered, have a greater distrust towards others, a superficial approach to adult problems, and even an unwillingness to become an adult (Carter 14). Others see television as an unhealthy imposition into a child’s learning process, substituting easy

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    If something is inevitable, it will occur at some point in time. It is an event that will occur no matter what is done to stop it from happening. In the book The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield tries to stop himself from maturing into an adult. The book details the events that happen to show Holden that he cannot overcome maturity because maturity is inevitable. Holden Caulfield has failed out of three other prep schools before his parents enroll him at Prencey. The first chapter takes

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    A Separate Peace

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    Gene Forrester's difficult journey toward maturity and the adult world is one of the main focuses in the novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. Gene’s journey into maturity begins the moment he jounces the limb of the tree. The process continues until he visits the tree, fifteen years later. Gene looks at things in the past. Gene must start to become self-aware, face reality and the future, confront his problems, as well as forgive and accept himself. He must become aware of and understand the

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