Foreshadowing In Charles

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Foreshadowing in “Charles”

In the short story “Charles,” foreshadowing helps us realize that Charles is actually Laurie. For instance, everyday when Laurie came home from school he always had a terrible story to tell his parents about Charles. When Laurie tells his parents Charles hit the teacher his mother is concerned and asks for the child's name. In the text it states “Laurie thought. ‘It was Charles.”’ As you can see Laurie hesitates to tell his mom. During the time of him hesitating, he is making up a boy named Charles, who isn't real at all. He makes up the name Charles so he doesn't get punished for all the troubled things he has done at school. Another example of foreshadowing was when Laurie told his parents Charles said a bad word

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