Great Short Works - Book 1, The Short Stories : Chapter 6, A Little Hero Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, The Short Stories : Chapter 6, A Little Hero Summary

A Little Hero begins with a festive atmosphere. Within two paragraphs it is clear that this is more akin to a lifestyle, than actually being caused by a specific holiday. The main character is an elven year old child. The narrator is older, but is working from this perspective. The child is a little boy experiencing his first flashes of puberty. Through narration, he explains that he is being raised so that his puberty and adolescent transition is being heavily influenced by the notable reality that he is being teased and tormented by older women. At times they take unjust liberties, gently abusing his tender youth at other times they just tease him so that he often feels tormented and driven to near tears. Later in the tale, the...

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