An American Childhood Essay Research Paper — страница 3

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a body or a tree, but instead air, or space, or being-whatever pervades, whatever never ends and fits into the smallest cracks and the widest space between stars.” (107). Knowledge and personal liberation come from stepping outside of one’s comfortable boundaries and questioning the unquestioned. Boundaries only limit possible discoveries and new understandings. Annie detaches herself from society’s expectations of the female gender through daring to venture outside society’s boundaries. Knowledge can expand, like air, and suffocate ignorance, and Annie’s growing process of questioning, realizing, and finally understanding, is a mirror image of precisely this.