Francie's Coming Of Age Analysis

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• This passage shows Francie’s coming of age; she is losing her innocence and becoming an adult. She is more aware of sex and she is frequently asking Katie questions.
• Katie is strong and brave because unlike the other mother’s, Katie told Francie upfront everything she wanted to know about sex. Most mothers weren’t brave enough to inform their children. Since Katie is able to confront sex head on with Francie, this foreshadows her ability to coop with the rapist, later on in the chapter.

• Katie rejecting the money from McShane shows her pride, even though she was in desperate need of the money, Katie again shows she is not a charity case. • In this passage, McShane and Katie’s secret love is revealed and when McShane say’s “She 'll
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