Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by : Sue Townsend

    " The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remaining over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves”

     As I read a coming book really explains grow up over a period of years. It takes account of one characters age progression. The author uses the character to relate to the reader. I think that in " Secret Diary of Adrian Mole". Adrian is a symbol that represents todays society of men in an allegorical sense.
    In the book Adrian says " I measured my thing, it grew 1 cm." This quote shows how in puberty when males grow up the experience many physical changes, but also one point in their life he grew up, he developed acne, which everyone gets at one point in their life. But the way the author uses Adrian to relate to male readers or teenagers in a general sense. It shows how he is slowly journeying from a small young boy into an older more mature male. The way he matures is by dealing with dissapointment from his parents seperation, but also from " love" with Pandora. He becomes sexually attracted to her.

   Another quote that the author says " I was racked with sexuality but it wore off when I helped my father put manure on the rose bed." this quote shows that the author is trying to tell the reader something imporant about how Adrian is a typical male whose sexual attraction is to females. It also is a huge clue to what may have spiked his interest in sexuality. It allows the reader to think more about the book and what might have happened earlier on. What could have caused his endocrine system to produce sexual hormones in his brain. It allows everyone to understand the book in any way they want to.
   Finally he said " I am in love with Pandora, I can't sleep a wink without thinking about." This really shows how in schools today and outside schools how kids interact with each other. They maybe become " BFF's" or maybe may end up going out with each other but it shows how he isn't much different from guys today. He uses his perception of how Pandora has a " bustling figure and she might have to wear a bra soon" who does that? There are things that are different between the two time periods that are being compared. 
In this quote I think that he journeys from being kind of close-minded, wierd, aloof from others. He sees himself as an "intellectual" and he may not really even know what that means. A journey from ignorance to knowledge. 

 In conclusion it shows how reading a coming of age book can really help the reader relaqte to the book and others.  

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