Matures In The Butcher Bird

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Adolescent Actions and Their Effects on Maturation. “How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should.” -Karl Rahner. From birth a child learns, matures, and grows every day. But how they grow, learn, and mature is dependent on their surroundings and their actions. Like the quote suggests a child 's actions control their progression rate of maturity. In the short story “Butcher Bird” we see that Sonny, a child of a farming family in rural Saskatchewan, matures at a faster than normal rate due to the adult responsibilities he’s forced to take on. The short story written by Wallace Stegner suggests that a child matures because of his family 's poverty, domestic violence in his family, and

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