Jack Peter Marks A Turning Point In The Book

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The quote I selected was, “Though the picture looked similar to many children’s drawings, the boy on the page was animated by a different spirit, an air of unreality, that hypnotized Nick. As if the image had some power over him, life imitating art.” (Donohue 21) I chose this quote because I feel it introduces a central element in the novel. It is often mentioned that the main character, Jack Peter, enjoys drawing. However, what he is drawing is never mentioned. This is the first time that one of his drawings is described. Describing the piece of art Jack Peter drew marks a turning point in the novel by ending the mystery readers had of what he draws. By ending this mystery, the author also ensures that readers understand that Jack Peter’s
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