Tex Essay

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Dougherty is a Ph.D. candidate at Tufts University, In the following essay, she examines the themes of change and stability in Tex

As Jay Daly notes, throughout S E. Hinton's novel Tex, the narrator, Tex McCormick, divides the people he meets into two groups those who go and those who stay In the beginning, this seems like a straightforward division, but by the end of the novel, it is clear that the question of whether to go or to stay is a complex one.

Not only is it difficult for the characters to choose whether to go or to stay, it is clear by the end of the novel that sometimes the only way to stay somewhere emotionally is physically to go. Through Tex's ruminations on the differences between those who stay and those who go, Hinton's themes of change and stability emerge.

Tex knows that he...

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