The Stone Boy - Analysis Summary & Analysis

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The introduction, or exposition, of the plot structure of The Stone Boy sets the scene for the short story. The main character is the youngest of three children. The family lives on a working farm. Judging from the fact that the boys share a "narrow" bed the family is likely to be working class and each member of the family is expected to complete their chores. Arnold has admiration for his older brother and feels comfortable with Eugene as his leader. He feels uncomfortable when Eugene is asleep while Arnold is awake because it gives the allusion that Arnold is superior to his older brother. It is odd that a nine-year-old would feel this about his brother and does not seem to make sense in the context of them waking up before heading out to do their chores. The very fact that Arnold's feeling seems...

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