Demons and Shadows Social Sensitivity

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While the stories contained in Demons and Shadows contain no socially sensitive or controversial issues, they do reflect the personality of the characters and the realistic thoughts of young people. The conscience of Maude, in "The Woolworth Spectacles," reminds her of her religious upbringing, although she chooses to ignore it and to continue wearing the spectacles which bring lustful thoughts and immoral behaviors.

The sexually-repressed corpse in "The Last Day of Miss Dorinda Moyneux" writes disturbing messages on the walls of the church and is drawn to young girls. The language of the adolescents in "A Night Out" realistically portrays the teasing of teenaged boys and their sense of humor regarding bodily functions and sexuality. However, none of these references is explicit.

These stories also raise important moral questions and reflect the social and psychological concerns of young people. Rachael's religious faith and her faith in...

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