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Montana 1948 is about the loss of innocence and the painful gain of wisdom Discuss In Montana the summer of 1948 held a series of tragic events which were to have a permanent and decisive impact on David and his parents This chain of events were to turn Davids young life and that of his family upside down forever and which was to so angrily lead him out of childhood destroying his innocence and youthful naivety in the process However Davids shocking revelations lead to his painful gaining of wisdom When Davids story begins we learn that his life is a stable and happy one and his present family are close and loving It is this very stability though combined with the respect in which the much loved and admired Frank is held by both the townspeople and David that make the events which occur suddenly and with increasing speed so shocking and destructive particularly for David Davids view of life dramatically starts to change through the eavesdropping of his mother and fathers conversation regarding Franks behaviour towards the woman on the Indian reservation While David must pretend not just for the remainder of the novel but for the next forty years to be ignorant of Franks crimes and therefore of much of what is happening although his parents do not realise that he has overheard their discussions Davids previous image of Frank along with happy memories therefore were gone never to return and within six months of the funeral both him and his family left Bentrock confirming his earlier somewhat bitter judgement that were the ones getting the censoredty end of the stick A loss of Davids innocence also appears during his killing of a live magpie This brings about a an evil in himself also reinforcing the fact that he has killed a living creature in the wild and mentioning that it can
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