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Crispin The Cross Of Lead: An Analysis

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In the book, “Crispin The Cross Of Lead” by Avi, Crispin’s experiences which have had a very impactful effect on his world due to changes which have caused him to be more content with his life, more lonely, and more self-dependent. After a very prolonged dreadful journey with countless number of hours Crispin keeps on asking himself questions about his existence. As Crispin wanders off into the unknown lands he comes across a warning from god in the shape of a corpse blocking his path, he ponders “Except-as Jesus is my savior-as sure as my heart understood anything-I knew then how much I wished, not to die, but to live”(65). Crispin all these years has been blindfolded from all the opportunities waiting to be opened because to this point he…show more content…
To make things even worse John Aycliffe and other men have been hunting him down because he has been accused of stealing money. On the third morning of his escape Crispin calls to attention that, “My(His) entire world had shrunk down to the frayed margins of the sodden road..I walked solitary as Adam before the creation of Eve”(63). Crispin describes that part of the journey with Adam before the creation of Eve because in both scenarios they are both by themselves not knowing what to do but only to know that they can’t go back because of what they have been accused of doing. Crispin compared the remaining part of his life with the frayed margins of the sodden road which interprets that his life is remained to the side of the road and how he doesn't have anyone or anything left. Eventually he starts to think that even god has abandoned him because in previous chapters before fourteen Crispin has asked god many questions if he shall do certain acts but god has never actually told him what to
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