Maturing Essay by The Research Group

This paper discusses the ideas portrayed by characters or speakers from "A&P", "The Lesson", "When I was One and Twenty", and "In Just".
# 72353 | 678 words | 4 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Literature (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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In this article, the writer uses the characters or speakers from different literature to demonstrate the lessons learned by maturing youth. In this study, the writer refers to the books "A&P" by John Updike, "The Lesson" by Toni Cade Bambara, "When I was One and Twenty" by A. E. Housman, and "In Just" by E. E. Cummings.

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"The speakers or characters in the works of Updike, Bambara Housman and Cummings experience a maturation process or share light on one already experienced. In so doing, these characters and speakers seem to imply that the maturation process has a particular impact on individual development. If the examples in "A&P", "The Lesson", "When I was One and Twenty" and "In Just" seem to reveal that the biggest lessons learned revolve around authority, identity, love and wisdom. In "A&P" Sammy matures through his ... "

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