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instrument to continue living in accordance with the norms of the society . While it is expected that life realities , when witnessed from a boy 's point of view , may be rather unclear or incomplete , this does not necessarily mean that the child is accompanying and eventual implications . This is because a child may be physically small but he is able to grasp what the society is presenting to him and ultimately identifies the good and bad things which he needs to keep and disregard , respectively . Manifestations of such abilities are evident among almost all children because they are napve by nature Such innate and youthful characteristics open a child to many opportunities and possibilities . When guided properly , a child may use life realities , however harsh they are , to work to his or her advantage and even to the benefit of other people and the society in general

One book which ideally depicts the said quality of a child in John Grisham 's 2001 book titled A Painted House ' Aside from its notable plot , which is about the story-telling of a seven-year-old boy of the struggles facing his family 's cotton-picking business in rural Arkansas in 1952 , the Grisham novel is most worth-reading because of the character of the young protagonist - Luke Chandler (Grisham , 2001 . In fact , it is the said struggles which brought out the best in Luke because of the fact that even at a young age , he is determined to help out in their business and in his little way , solve the problems even if his mother always tells him : Don 't worry . The men will find something to worry about (Grisham 1 . The ways how Luke dealt with his growing-up miseries through his exposure to the cruel realities of life Grisham succeeded in imparting to the public a touching novel about a child 's journey from being an innocent child into becoming a knowledgeable person (Grisham , 2001

Manifestations of above awakening are evident with the power of Luke to overcome the cruelties in his life which he personally witnessed . These include a murder , a rape incident which has resulted into pregnancy and an illegitimate child , the poverty of the Mexicans and hill people and other adult-related obstacles . The novel , as seen from the view of Luke told of the unwavering determination of the Chandler family to make their business survive and show to the people of Arkansas that despite living in an unpainted house , their cotton-picking trade will...

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