'A Man Who Was Almost A Man'

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In the story “A Man Who Was Almost a Man”, was basically about a 17-year-old “boy” who referred to himself as a man. The title of the story in today’s view would mean being 17 almost 18, so you can do what you want. I believe when it came to Dave, he often referenced himself to other men around, saying he could do anything they can do. Dave’s feeling of wanting a gun, was to show the other men who were around that they cannot just treat him anyway. The gun was a symbolization of being masculine, firm, and showing that he was not weak.
In my opinion, all the other men in the story would be qualified as men, except for Dave. If he had not tried to use the gun to show that he was strong, then that would have qualified him to be more of a man.
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