Transformation In Gathering Blue

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In life everyone changes and this is just a part of finding out who they are as a person. In chapters 16 and 17 of the fiction novel Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, Kira, the main character, has changed. Kira changes by realizing that she is trapped in her not so great community and because of this Kira becomes more mischievous and secretive. Kira changes and realizes many things in chapters 16 and 17. These realizations usually lead to these changes in Kira. One of the main changes Kira experiences in these chapters is that she comes to the realization that she is trapped in her not so perfect community. Kira is in her room and after a long day of work is in bed, but she can't fall asleep. Kira looks around her room and sees the singers robe on her work table. Then she has a realization. “Suddenly Kira knew that although her door was unlocked she was not really free. Her life was limited to these things and this work … Suddenly she wished that she could leave this place … She buried her face in her bedclothes and for the first time cried in despair.”(Lowry 171-172) Kira realizes that she is not really free because she can't leave whenever she wants and that if she were to leave she would most likely be sent to the field of leaving. She also realizes that this work is not an option and she can't work on the robe as she pleases. If she does decide to stop working on the robe she will be sent to the field of leaving and die. Because all of this she wants to leave this life and go back to…show more content…
Kira changes by realizing that she is trapped in her not so great community and because of this Kira becomes more mischievous and secretive. Like most people in the world Kira went through many changes and these changes in some ways have made Kira a better person but have also made her a worse person. These changes are something everyone experiences on their path of
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