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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 bud eventually blooms into its own self-sufficient flower that will grow in the direction of the sun. They will think for themselves, decide for themselves, care for themselves, and live for themselves. They eventually will realize the importance of the wings that drape them. They will understand that their wings shield them from the persecution and neglect of the people that can see the damage that blackens the feathers on their outsides. They realize that if anyone were to take these…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    In the novels, The Age of Innocence written by Edith Wharton and The Call of the Wild written by Jack London, there are two main characters that change entirely as the novels progress. These characters are reshaped by outside events that bring out their true inner selves that were hidden away because of their specific societies. The impact of external events and actions are what make these characters in the end. Newland Archer from The Age of Innocence, began as a man made from society norms. He…

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    Changing society in any way takes intellectual curiosity and immense bravery. Sadly, these characteristics were not all too admired during the Gilded Age. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton features characters that contrast with the constricting ideas of this period and embrace the boldness of the heart and the head (up to a point). Although it was a time in American history where a lucky few flourished, this era lacked depth especially where its values were concerned and Wharton’s prose…

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    economy was provided great riches after the Civil War but also gave way to various corruptions and financial misleadings during this time. Society was evolving with more liberal influences: the suffragette movement gave women more independence, the increase in unions and The very wealthy lived high-profile lifestyles which often enforced strict rules of what is right in wrong. WHERE? Archer and Dallas are in Paris, France in the Invalides District where Ellen has been residing for the past…

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