Back Roads Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Tawni O'Dell
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Tensions between youths and adults and between children and parents are common because young people naturally rebel while going through the formation of their personalities. There have to be some differences between youths and adults because, given the nature of individuality, children cannot become exactly like their parents or other authority figures, even if they wanted to, which most of them do not. Another reason for this emotional battleground is that the mores of the older generation have been tempered by experience and usually tend to be more conservative than those of the younger generation, whose ideas are more influenced by current trends and by peer pressure. Harley Altmyer is forced to play the role of an adult because he is thrust into being a surrogate parent to his sisters, but his social role does not fit his emotional maturity. Therefore, normal adolescent tensions become virtually overwhelming for...

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