Loss Of Innocence


The setting for Montana 1948 is a small rural community where the pioneer family about which the tale evolves controls the law and the medicine. The plot for Montana 1948 is mixed with racial tension, sexual abuse and murder. The Hayden family is torn between justice and loyalty in this novel. The setting for Sons and Lovers is near a coal and iron field of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in a small community where everyone keeps to themselves.
In DH Lawrence's novel, Sons and Lovers and Larry Watson's Montana 1948, many of the characters are affected by temptation and devastation. The result of this disillusionment and giving into temptation is a for many of the characters in these two ...

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and is caused by a lack of care in a society to prevent the youth in that society from growing up not trusting the world. This is done through a child seeing his father beating his mother, a child who finds out Santa Claus is not real, a worker whose coworker takes credit for his ideas or even a child who is abused by someone.
The novel Montana 1948, revolves around David Hayden's life and his while growing up. David's continues until the end of the novel when he is in his late forties. David grows up being faced with many difficult situations. An example of this would be the racial tension that exists in Montana between the Indians and the Americans. He witnesses fights between the Indians and the Americans in a bar. People in the town always discriminate against the Indians and David has to decide what he thinks is right or wrong. In addition, an uncle who doesn't obey the law and has bad behavior lives in his family's house. David was abused by his uncle when his uncle would ...

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a physician, is not seen as a major player in the plot. His loss of trust in the world came when he was young and he was arrested by his own brother for participating in a bar fight at a young age. He losses his faith in his family after being arrested. He evolves into a very bad person and causes lots of heartache for his family and the townspeople. The problems he made for the Hayden's were significant. He abused David when he was a young boy, broke all the Hayden's pickle jars, sexually assaulted and murdered Marie Little Soldier, their housekeeper at the time. Uncle Frank assaulted Marie when she went in for an appointment with a doctor. The people of the town realized what ...

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