Unformatted text preview: Jeannette is a very intelligent and imaginative child, she still retains a childlike innocence. Once again, Jeannette is not willing to come to terms with her father's drunkenness or irresponsible behavior and doggedly maintains her faith in him. Jeannette loses some of her innocence through her interactions with Billy as well as her Mom's treatment of her grandmother's death. First, when Billy forces Jeannette to kiss him, she begins to learn about sexuality and gains an understanding of what happens in the brothel, the Green Lantern. Secondly, Jeannette is furious with her mother for withholding news of her grandmother's death and in this moment sees just how emotionally detached her mother can be. Through these moments, Jeannette begins to grow up and, while still a child, a child further shaped by the hardships she has endured....
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- Fall '08