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Throughout the story The Man Who Was Almost a Man there were three core setting of this story which include but are not limited to the store Daves house the store and the field From Daves point of view which the story is told the moods around these setting alter greatly In Joes store his qualities goes from normal to happy In his house his mood changes very frequently His mood also changes repeatedly in the field as well The mood rang from happy to excited to sad and also felling guilty In the field where he works at the beginning he works with other people who are bigger and older than he was It appears that they talked to him as if he was a child and Dave didnt appreciate that at all He felt that he was becoming a man and he wanted to be treated as if he was one He felt a gun would give him an opportunity to show them that he was a man and should be treated and respected like one In the beginning he was distressed by working in the field Later on after obtaining his prized gun his frame of mind changes to excitement as he walks to work for his boss Jim Hawkins and his mule Jenny he anticipates firing the gun for the first time Dave works a while then his enthusiasm gets the best of him and he takes out his gun ready to shoot it for the first time ever He pulls the gun out and fires it boom The guns vigorous vibration was so intense to Dave it overcomes he hand with a piercing pain and he found himself knocked down to his knees He kicked the gun talking to it as if it was a person and said Yuh Almos broke mah arem He say Jenny the mule was in a historical he thought it was just because she was
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