What Happened To Your Flute

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Throughout their journey, the father and the boy experience many horrific events that the common eight year old would not be able to handle, which causes the boy to loose his innocence very quickly. While traveling, the father carved a flute for the boy, but the beautiful music from the flute does not play for long. "What happened to your flute? I threw it away. You threw it away? Yes" (McCarthy 159). This startling decision that the boy made shows that he has gotten over the flute, which represents his innocence. His innocence has been lost because has seen people eat infants, walked past charred skeletons, felt the impact of starvation, and much more. All of these nightmarish events have culminated into the boy's innocence collapsing along
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