The Man Of The House And The Lumber Room Analysis

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Childhood is a golden time where in this phase, a person could enjoy life the most without having any worries but it is also a time where the reliant on the adult is crucial. When there is reliability on others, children tend to be described as dependent and full of uncertainty. However, based on The Man of the House by Frank O’Connor and The Lumber Room by Saki, childhood can be perceived in a different way through the actions of the main character. The authors in both novels set a storyline which provide a new medium for the readers to view childhood from a child’s perspective. In the story, the perception of children being dependent and confused is replaced by the outstanding characteristics shown by the character where in difficult situation adolescence can be brave, determine and responsible. [135]
Ability to stand firm with own opinion depicts the courage in the children. Being young and considered immature make children’s words become insignificant to adults. However, the bravery in Nicholas and Sullivan from The Lumber Room and The man in the house insisting with their word shows that children have a degree of consciousness. For example, Nicholas put a frog in his food when his aunt did not believe him in the first place when he described the frog with details to convince her. He courageously shows his insistence though he will be in disgrace. Similarly, when Sullivan being accused using his sick’s mom as an excuse to get a taste of the whiskey by a drunk man, he

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