Innocence and Loss of Innocence (Experience)

  • Posted on: 22 December 2010
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Innocence and Experience

“As If” by Blake Morrison (two ten year olds kidnap and kill a toddler; a story of innocence lost)

“Daisy Miller” by Henry James (a naïve, flirtatious Daisy offends the traditional European society)

“Oliver Twist” by C. Dickens (a child naturally unsuited for a life of crime resists all society’s attempts to turn him into a criminal)

“Songs of Innocence and Experience” by William Blake (poetry such as “The Lamb” and “The Tyger”)

“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding (a group of boys are trapped on an uninhabited island and turn savage, thus losing their innocence)

"Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson (a high school girl with a secret; a loss of innocence story)

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