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  • Transformation from Innocence to Knowledge in Mother Comes of Age by Driss Chraibi

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    Transformation from Innocence to Knowledge in Mother Comes of Age by Driss Chraibi Driss Chraibi's Mother Comes of Age is an exceptional novel about an Arab woman seeking knowledge of the world. Despite the main character's age, the novel can be described as a bildungsrowan because of her personal growth. This woman develops and matures from a secluded, uneducated woman to an informed activist, proving she is capable of anything. The novel begins with the mother ignorant to modern society.

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    In the novel Lives of the Saints by Nino Ricci, the character Vittorio loses his innocence when he is forced to experience adult things at a young age. Vittorio was bullied at school by other students after news spread about his mother. At his age, Vittorio should not have to hear mean or nasty comments about his mother. At a young age, kids should not be exposed to the evil in the world as parents tend to shield them from all harm. When he is bullied, he comes to realize that the world is full of

  • Ambush, by Tim O'Brien

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    there comes a point in everybody’s life at which they have an experience that completely alters their view of the world. This moment is when one loses his or her innocence, or comes of age, and he or she realizes that they do not live in a utopian Golden Age. Parents are charged with the monumental duty of protecting their children’s innocence, but everybody inescapably grows up. This experience can be anything from an embarrassing situation at school to coming within seconds of death. In the short

  • The Deterioration of Childhood Innocence Due to Media and Consumerism

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    Neil Postman in his novel: The Disappearance of Childhood. In recent generations, the ideal of childhood innocence has been disappearing due to several factors of modernization. But the innocence of youth needs to be protected so children will learn and grow in healthy ways, rather than rush into adulthood. It is a grown-ups’ responsibility to build a metaphorical wall between a child’s innocence and various types of media and consumerism. Although it is becoming increasingly difficult due to the powerful

  • Theme Of Innocence And Experience In Candide

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    Innocence and Experience In the Neo-classical novel Candide the theme of innocence and experience is prevalent through the protagonist, Candide, journey of finding the prescription of how to live a useful life in the face of a harsh reality. In addition William Blake’s collection of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience the two characters, tyger and lamb, show how we lose our innocence to gain experience. Although the innocence and experience are paradoxical terms, we can solve the paradox

  • Theme Of Innocence In Bless Me, Ultima

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    Innocence is referred to as one’s purity to the world. The loss of innocence occurs with the gain of knowledge. However, knowledge and understanding the ways of the world can only be obtained through exposure. In Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, the author reveals how exposure negatively impacts a person’s loss of innocence through newly found insight on the world. This is by the uses of word usage, contrast, and tone. The word usage from Bless Me, Ultima exemplifies the loss of innocence throughout

  • The Concept of Childhood Innocence

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    childhood as a time of innocence. In the main part of my assignment, I will explain the idea of innocence, which started with Romantic discourse of childhood and how it shaped our view of childhood. I will also look at two contradictory ideas of childhood innocence and guilt in Blake’s poems and extract from Mayhew’s book. Next, I will compare the images of innocence in TV adverts and Barnardo’s posters. After that, I will look at the representation of childhood innocence in sexuality and criminality

  • Importance Of Adolescence In The Catcher In The Rye

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    adulthood and loss of innocence scares most young adolescents. Author JD Salingers ' novel, The Catcher in the Rye, published in 1951, follows a troubled teen named Holden Caufield’s the following days after being kicked out of yet another prep-school. In these few days, we see how he struggles with the fact that everyone has to grow up and that the innocence of the young cannot be protected forever. Holden feels that adults are corrupt due to the lack of their childhood innocence. Therefore, his ultimate

  • All the Pretty Horses: It Takes Time

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    “Growing up” is a very broad term that is used without a true, consistent definition. In essence, it describes and encompasses themes of coming of age and the loss of innocence as a person moves from child to adult. In many respects, people view this change as a specific, pivotal moment in a person’s life, such as an eighteenth birthday, or the day a person leaves their parents’ house. This idea of having a crucial moment in life, which provides the open door into adulthood, is portrayed in many

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    hardships of coming of age. Because everyone can relate to this, many authors use ‘coming of age’ as a major theme in their books. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a classic example. In fact, Harper Lee’s use of the theme of coming is much of what makes To Kill a Mockingbird the classic that it is. All in one book, Lee skillfully captured the nature of a child, the giving up of childish ways, and the destruction of a child’s innocence as he grows up. In order to come of age, you must first be