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In some communities everything stays in the same repetition as it always has done. If yourfather is the sheriff, you will become the sheriff, if your father is a farmer, you will become afarmer.Some communities don’t follow the development of society. Their way of thinking, and theirbelieves are outdated and behind.Their priorities are too very different comparing to normal society’s. Their priorities are to live aneasy, quite life. They are not interested in new fashion, and in learning about the world outside theirfields. They grow up, goes to school, leaves school, get married, and have a family.This is a typical way of living for the South-Americans. The story can be happening today, or for 50years ago. Somewhere people has not been changing way of living for 50 years!In this kind of societies people don’t get much education. They are not more in school, thannecessary. They are properly learning a lot about the Bible, and God. There is not much science inthe schools. They learn to read and write a little, and how to do math. Then they learn about God,and then they are out of school!!The parents don’t teach their children what is normal. How it is normal to react. I think that is oneof the reasons to Arnold goes picking peas, before he tells his parents, that his brother, their son, isdead.He is so petrified, that he doesn’t know what to do! Even though we don’t hear about his feelings,we can tell, by the way hi is behaving, acting. He carries though his first mission; picking peas.Then, finally he tells his parents what had happen. The poor boy is terrified, and the only thing hisfather is doing, is dragging him to the sheriff! The sheriff is very doubtful, and are silently accusingArnold for the death of his brother, whom he admired very much. The sheriff is very littleeducational, and cannot see the fear, the anguish, and sorrow the young boy is carrying. The sheriffaccuse Arnold for being stupid or rational. Very unproffesional of him! How can a man like himeven become a sheriff?I talked before about however his feelings are not described, they are shown anyway. “His legstrembling from the fright his answer gave him” Are a very good example. No one explains to uswhat he feels inside, but yet we know; his body language tells everything. He is so scared of theanswer he gave his mother. Hi is in chock. And he is allowed to be! It is unfair to expect that such alittle boy knows how to be in such an enormous mourning. - Few adults can! He has a badconscience for not feeling guilty

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