Asta's Boy Analysis

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In the book Crispin, the author writes about a nameless boy in medieval times who is treated quite poorly throughout his life. The boy does not know his real name and is always referred to as “Asta’s Boy.” I think that Avi chose to write about a poor peasant boy rather than a lord or prince because he wanted to show the audience that even in medieval times, people were treated by where they were on the class poll. Nobody tends to pay any mind to the ones that really struggle because they’re too busy paying mind to the people who are higher up and more important in the eyes of society.
In the book, the boy, also known as “Asta’s son” is treated poorly by the people of his village and by his master, John Aycliffe because of his mother and because

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