2Background Information about loss of innocence Realization that the world is NOT as it should be.Growing up (learning about Santa)Finding out that the Tooth Fairy is your mom or dad.
3Focal Questions What is the character like at the end of the story? What causes the character to lose his/her innocence?In what way is the character innocent at the beginning of the story?
4Loss of innocence in Romeo and Juliet Romeo said, “This day’s black fate on more days doth depend. This but the woe others must end” ( ).When the nurse tells Juliet that Romeo has killed Tybalt and has been banished, Juliet asks “O God, did Romeo’s hand shed Tybalt’s blood?” The nurse said, “It did, it did” ( ).
5Romeo and JulietNurse said to Juliet, “I think you are happy in this second match, for it excels your first, o, if it did not, Your first is dead, or ‘twere as good he were as living here and you no use of him.”( )
6Loss of innocence in After the First Death When the hijackers first get on the bus Kate thinks, “She was furious with herself. Her pants were wet- her panties, really, but she hated the word panties. She griped the steering wheel and could feel a migraine beginning” (31).“A child called out for Kate after he woke up from his sleep” (155). Mother figure
7After the First Death“Miro felt the presence of the gun under his jacket like a tumor growing there” (31).After Artkin drugged the children, “A child called out for Kate after he woke up from his sleep” (155).
8Loss of Innocence To Kill A Mockingbird Jem said to Reverend Sykes, “We’ve won it…. Don’t see how any jury could convict on what we heard--” (221).When the verdict came in, Scout said, “I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury.. Guilty…Guilty…Guilty…Guilty” (223).
9Loss of Innocence To kill a Mockingbird After the verdict, “It was Jem’s turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears as we made our way through the cheerful crowd. It ain’t right he muttered” (224).
10Poem: “Nothing Gold Can Stay” By Robert Frost Nature’s first green is goldHer hardest hue to holdHer early leaf’s a flowerBut only so an hourThen leaf subsides to leafSo Eden sank to griefSo dawn goes down to dayNothing gold can stay
11Analysis “Nothing Gold Can Stay”By Robert Frost You’re born innocent and pureHardest thing is to stay innocentYou are still innocent and pure as an early childBut you cannot stay innocent long, because you grow upBecause your childhood’s overYour innocence is gone as you grow upYou’re all grown up and not innocentInnocence cannot stay because you grow up
12Archetype in Schindlers list Mrs. Rezzre was a Jewish teacher for a German child Lavondu before the Jews were separated.Lavondu is now a German guard and wile patrolling finds Mrs. Rezzer and her daughter. He alerts the German guards but then Lavondu realizes that’s its Mrs. Rezzre and tells her to hide.Mrs. Rezzer says, “Your not but a boy any more.”
14Children of Rwanda’s Genocide Lizanne McBride said, “These children were faced with having to deal with feeding themselves, clothing the themselves, whether or not to go to school or not and just to determine there own future”A 1998 report released by the Aid Group World Vision said, “The family structure that used to support the child no longer exists.
15Children of Rwanda’s Genocide Chauvin of UNICEF said, “The violence that children were exposed to or engaged in is a unique and traumatic problem for Rwanda. A recent UNICEF study found that 96% of children interviewed in Rwanda had witnessed the massacres and 80% of the children had lost at least one family member.
16Loss of InnocenceLoss of innocence can be both a normal experience or one that is traumatic. For most of us, it’s something that usually occurs as we get older and learn to think for ourselves. Loss of innocence is sometimes the result of a terrible experience, as in the Rwanda Genocide.