Dom In The King Of Mulberry Street

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Dom, from Donna Jo Napoli’s The King of Mulberry Street, displays growth through his actions as the book progresses: He becomes resourceful. As a nine-year-old in Napoli, Italy, he was surrounded by family almost day and night, whereas in America, his family is an ocean away and he must depend on himself to survive. “...there was the man from the ferry, the one who wanted Mulberry Street. I followed him… For now I needed a place to sleep (82).” Dom was told by the crew on the cargo ship that Napolitani live on Mulberry Street, and that he should head there; knowing that he would understand the people on Mulberry Street, he uses the available resources to get there. Dom also befriends Gaetano, who knows Manhattan and almost everything worth

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