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Graham Greene always believed that at a point in a childs life an experience takes place that changes the child in a major way This is clearly seen in The Hint of an Explanation a dialogue between a child and a man who we realize is a priest at the end who recounts a childhood experience which to him contains a hint that God exists As a child he used to serve at the mass which was a routine like drill never taken seriously and only a cause of embarrassment This was soon to change Blacker a local baker bribes him to get a consecrated host The boy realises that his action would be sinful I didnt want to play with the train any more that day he says However he obeys Blacker out of fear When the boy gets the host and inserts it between two sheets he describes the host as a little damp mess of pump It had little value to him Later that night however he realizes the severity of his actions In his room he is haunted by the presence of God there on the chair What once was a lump of pulp is now God something of infinite value No fear could stop his belief and his ultimate act of faith when he swallows the host the body of Jesus A child who was indifferent about God now realizes the value of the Host This experience this hint led to his becoming of a priest One can also see this complete change in character in I Spy This is a story about a child Charlie Stowe who goes down to his fathers tobacco shop to smoke for the first time At first we are told that Charlie did not love his father yet for his mother he felt a passionate demonstrative love Here we see the original Charlie unchanged He went down to the shop and while he was
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