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    Innocence is a character trait in The Outsiders that is portrayed quite often in the novel. Innocence is when one person is not guilty of something or un-aware of something. Sometimes innocence can make people vulnerable to bullying or making mistakes. Many different action and scenes happen in The Outsiders and innocence is a big part of it As Innocence is in The Outsiders many times there are more specific times where it happen more often. First is when the “greasers” get jumped by the Socs. There are many fights in The Outsiders and plenty sights of innocence in the fights. The “greasers are innocent in the fights, all the time because the “socs” jump them just because they’re “greasers”. Some examples of innocence from the “greasers” is when Ponyboy…

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    A child’s innocence is not an object that be replaced. It is precious and valuable, and should never be tainted. A child is born with a veil of protection from the worst things they can be exposed to. Their innocence is what protects them. They are shielded from the outside world, and saved from the blackness of what they could fall into by the whiteness of the purity that protect them. It drapes them like a pair of fully formed angel wings that cradle them like a delicate rose bud. This small…

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    In ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ Hardy presents the theme of innocence throughout the novel. This theme is directly linked to the character of Tess, and her loss of innocence, during the novel. Because of the pastoral genre, we expect as an audience for a loss of innocence to be a feature in the novel, which means Hardy presents this innocence as being dangerous and desirable. When we first see Tess, she is depicted as a girl of innocence, in her ‘white muslin’, as white has connotations of…

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    Theme Of Innocence In Lord Of The Flies

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    It illustrates the increasing loss of innocence by manifesting only after an act of true evil was committed- the “raping” of the sow. When Simon first discovers it, it “speaks” to him by way of a hallucination caused by his epilepsy, and introduces itself as the "Beastie" (Elliott, Joyce, Shorvon, “Delusions”). This is ironic as the Lord of the Flies is composed of a truly innocent creature- the murdered sow. That the boys are determined to kill it suggests that they are intent on destroying…

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    The innocence of children is something to nurture and foster. When that innocence is lost, it can have devastating consequences. Sometimes, it comes in the form of young love and can be easily tainted like the love affair between Polly and Mr. Doran in “The Boarding House”. Often times it is seen in the simple thrills of small things such as the two children in “Barbie-Q”. The characters in both stories are in different situations but there are relatable similarities. In each situation, there is…

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    Whenever poor or rich, childhood is the happiest time in every one’s whole life. Because childhood not only means people are most likely to be happy because of smallest desire, but also means something special significance and people always missing in the adult world, which is childlike innocence. The shape of Ali in film let people to see the simple rustic life contain the good of humanity and the power. Ali 's father at the beginning of the movie raps Ali didn 't help his mother, but he helped…

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    Tiffany Madison said “No one loses their innocence. It is either taken or given away willingly.” In The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Holden is a young boy who is not willing to give way his own innocence. Salinger tells us that to grow up, is to accept loss of innocence. In order to grow up, one has to accept being phony at times, however, Holden refuses to do this showing he is not ready to grow up. At the beginning of the book, Holden introduces his brother D.B., who happens to be a…

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    Benjamin Franklin once wrote that “Innocence is its own defense.”. In other words, being blind to harmful things can protect you from them. Two works of literature that display how innocence is a natural form of protection by showing innocence in hindsight are “American History” by Judith Ortiz Cofer and “Society’s Child” by Janis Ian. In “American History”, the narrator experiences prejudice and loses her natural innocence, showing how it defended her all along. In “Society’s Child”, the…

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    Retaining Innocence In Robert McCammon’s Boy’s Life, Cory Mackenson reflects “the murderer had handcuffed my father to that awful moment in time just as the victim had been handcuffed to the wheel” (McCammon 31). By this point Cory had accepted the murder as much as he could, given the circumstances. Despite this, the quote shows that his dad had not able to do so. This in turn illustrates to the reader the importance of holding on to one’s innocence. Throughout Robert McCammon’s Boy’s Life,…

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    Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried, comprises twenty-two individual fictional war stories. Although a war novel, the stories don’t focus on guns, grenades, blood, or gore. It focuses on the “human heart.” O’Brien’s novel teaches us that the “human heart” is fragile and the negative impacts of war can break it. Innocence and life are effected in return. Young men enter the war clenching onto they innocence. Unknowingly, they will be stripped from it. Mary Anne Bell—a significant…

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