The Change In Parent's 'True Son'

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True Son In the story THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST, True son changed a lot. He went from being a naive child to a man that got answers for him rather than from others. Parson Elder, even though he was only involved shortly, he had a very big impact in the story. The Indians and the whites had a lot of very dissimilar philosophies and beliefs about freedom. The factors that helped True Son change was the impact that Parson Elder had on him and the different beliefs of the whites and Indians. True Son had numerous experiences in the book THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST that changed him. The first experience, being separated from his Indian family, caused him to think for himself, and to find his own answers. In the beginning, the only thing that he knew…show more content…
For example, the Indians believed that someone should live in the wilderness and not be confined to a wooden house (Richter 34) and the whites believed that liberty was the ability to own land and cattle. Another way that they were different was that the whites believed that someone had to be dressed a certain way in order to be civilized. ”Your own kin are coming this afternoon to see you and we won’t have you rigged out in your father’s house like a naked and dirty savage… ”. (Richter 39) Throughout the story there are many other different views that are said and shown and in the story the author favors the Indians because the author would give the better defense to the Indians. The whites believed that it was a choice if someone wanted to go to war and fight that it was up to that person. “…We’ve had too much experience. If a white man kills an Indian he is called a murderer. He daren’t where he surely be acquitted. No, he has to be taken to Philadelphia where he is convicted and hanged but if an Indian kills a white man, he’s just a poor pagan who doesn’t know any better and he daren’t be tried here either or he’d surely be convicted and hanged. So he is taken to Bucks County or Philadelphia…” so in there Harry Butler talks about having to take the law in to his own
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