Loss Of Innocence Rough Copy

2531 Words Dec 17th, 2014 11 Pages
Loss of Innocence Rough Copy
Childhood is an important part in a person’s life; it is a time when children can be carefree without having to worry about the future. During this time, children are groomed and prepared for the transition between childhood and adulthood to be smooth. However, in Heather O’Neil’s novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals, Baby throws herself into the adult world without having any knowledge on how to survive. This causes her to follow the wrong paths and trust the wrong people. Baby grows beyond her years, and soon becomes too old for childhood, but too young for adulthood; she is stuck in between the two worlds with nowhere to go. Her loss of innocence at such a young age showcases that one cannot properly mature and be mentally stable in the future. Baby loss is showcased through Jules’ lack of parental capability, her exposure to the adult world at a young age, and her struggle with herself. Adding all three together causes damage to Baby that no one should experience.

To being with, Jules’ lack of parental capability harms Baby’s innocence. Firstly, Jules is unable to provide a stable and safe environment due to his inability to hold down a steady job and the constant moving. Baby not understand much of what her father is doing because at this age, children tend to idolize their parents and do not see anything wrong with the situation they are being raised in. She has grown so accustomed to the lifestyle they are living, that she never…

More about Loss Of Innocence Rough Copy

Open Document