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Careful He Might Hear You by Sumner Locke Elliot is a complicated novel revolving around the story of a six year old boy named PS and his search for personal identity amidst the conflicts of his closest relatives The narration of these conflicts as well as the history behind their origins forms the basis of the novel and while the different types of relationships between the characters are not the main focus of the novel the author links them with each of the characters sense of identity and their personal desires Careful He Might Hear You is a book about people finding their true identities and the truth or imbalance of the relationships that result from this Through comparison and contrast Sumner Locke Elliot highlights the flaws in each of the relationships presented and the ramifications these have on the individuals involved their present lives and their probable futures The first significant relationship presented in the novel is that between PS and his Aunt Lila and Uncle George PS sees himself solely as Lila and Georges child and this perception that he has on himself directly influences the nature of his relationship with them Being a six year old child yet to develop his own personal sense of identity PS trusts implicitly in Lila and George and believes in his innocent naive way that they will always do what is best for him This is not so much carelessness on PSs part as an ignorance of any other type of upbringing and love than that administered to him by Lila and George His unawareness of the outside world and any other style of life but his own causes the power of their relationship to be solely in the hands of Lila PSs innocence and trust in Lila becomes one of the major contributors to the clash which develops between Vanessa and Lila once Vanessa takes partial custody of PS The nature of the
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