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As human beings we are changing each and every moment as we are introduced to new ideas values and challenges by our surroundings In Alistair MacLeods short story To Everything There Is a Season the author depicts the anxieties and reservations of the narrators transition between childhood and the adult world This story also allows the reader to understand the importance of change in ones life The story is set on Christmas Day and the weeks preceding when the whole family was awaiting for the eldest brothers arrival By seeing through the authors eyes we can understand the turmoil and conflict as he feels he is trapped in between two sides childhood and adolescence Reluctance of changing Santa Claus Growing up is a lifelong process that is inevitable for everyone Most of the time we are unaware of the physical or psychological changes that are happening to us However when we do realize the changes are happening it is hard for many not to feel overwhelmed and not to feel sadness about what we lose along the way Although when one leaves their comfort zone one may feel confused and uncertain of what the future lies as yearning for stability is human nature chances are that our lives will become much more dynamic and fulfilling In the story the author tried to hold onto his past by perceiving himself as the innocent child who still believes in Santa Claus However in the end he realized that no matter how hard he tries to stay as a child time will still move on Changes in our lives is what makes life worthwhile The narrator of the story is troubled at his questioning on the nature of Santa Claus as he realizes that he may be losing his childhood innocence and stability in his life In the story Santa Claus is symbolic of the authors only connection with his slowly fading childhood This is shown on page
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