The transition between innocence and experience may happenin a short period of time, and it is ultimately necessary. Children are innocence. According to the dictionary innocencemeans that the quality of not having much experience of life and not knowingabout the bad things that happen in life. As time go by, children grow into adult. Force by the reality the facethe horrible real world.
The world that were one told by older generation,promise of bright, kind, full if peace and innocence world. However, the truthis, real world is dark, cruel and full of conflict and war. Millions ofpeople around the word have been in a situation that has transitioned them frominnocence to experience, no matter they are willing or not.
The illusions of childhood aredestroyed once experience isgained. In the story ‘The Stolen Party’, our protagonist, Rosaura believes the nature of people are good. However, her unwilling and unknowing makes her ending up with a situation which makes her have thetransition from seeing the hash world as a beautiful place to understand theworld is not as good as she thought. As the protagonist of this story, she is an inexperienced, navie young girl. as a maid’s daughter she is being invited to her friend Luciana`s party, a girl fromthe famliy her mother is working for. Rosaura really want to join the party. As a friendof Luciana, she wantto fit in Luciana’s lifestyle.
However,her motherstrongly oppose. “Thatone’s not your friend. You know what you are to them? The maid’s daughter,that’s what.”her mother think rich people and poor people cannever be frineds, poor people and rich people are not in the same class, socialstatus make poor people are inferior to rich people. Rosaura despiteher mother oppose and have a good time at the party. As a navie and kind child,she helps Senora Ines, Luciana’s mother, by serving at the party out of helpfulness.
Rosaura do notthink much about it. She believes that SenoraInes asking for her help isbecause sheknew the house so much better than the others. Now she has the sense of feeling like she is fitting in Luciana’s lifestyle. However, the world is cruel.
At the end of the party, SenoraInes do not give her any color bags of grifts as it should be given to theguests. Instead, Senora Ines takesout 2 bills from her purse andgives it to Rosaura . “You truly earned this … thank you for all your help, my pet”.
This is the point when Rosaura turnfrom innocence to experience. She was shocked and realizer the world is not as good as she thought. “Rosaura felt her arms stiffen, stick close to herbody, and then she noticed her mother’s hand on her shoulder. Instinctively,she pressed herself against her mother’s body. That was all.
Except her eyes.Rosaura’s eye had a cold, clear look that fixed itself on Sefiora Ines’face” She now understands her mother was right all alone . The world is not as good as she thought. Instead,the world is cruel, full of lies and unfairness Her dreams was destoryed by the thinking of people are good.Her innocence were runed by the thinking that peopleare equal.
And she can never be the old, navie, innocence Rosaura again. Just like in another story “Stand by Me,” Gordy LA chance, the protagonist, one ofthe four boys who go on the journey to find the body ofthis dead boy. Asthe “not so good” kid in his family, ever since his popular, olderbrother was killed in a car accident, he thenbecome “the invisible boy” in his family due to his parents cannothandle his brother death well. He tries hard to be his brother to gain hisfamily approval. This this movie, narration is used to helps create a strongbond between Go ride LA chance as a pre-teen, and as a storyteller. They travel thought walking on the railway.
Railway is a symbol of childhood. And what happened during the trip symbol as thetransition of turning from innocence to experience. The eventsthat make Gordy grow up. Due to the Writer’sstyle of narration is omniscient; Gordy’s innocence can be effectively brought to attention by what the Writer’s descriptions andcommentary about the events transpiring on screen. This allows each scene can have more suspense anddeeper meaning in it. For example, when they finally find the dead body, Gordy realizes lifeis fragile, everything will eventually meet death. And at this point Gordy change from innocence toexperience. Know that there is nothing he can do on his brother death.
Both stories show that once knowledge is gained, innocence is lost forever. The protagonist grow up turningfrom innocence into experience in a short period of time in each story, In ‘TheStolen Party’ Rosaura believes that all peopleare good atfirst and in the end learns her lesson In contrast between her dream and reality. In “Stand by Me,” Gordy LA chance is looking for approval from his family. After they found the deadbody, Gordy realizes life is fragile and nothing he can do on his brotherdeath. The illusions of childhood are destroyed once experience isgained.