Tata tells Raami, "The problem with being seven—I remember myself at that age—is that you're aware of so much, and yet you understand so little. So you imagine the worst." How much do you think Raami really understood?
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Just like Scout as the narrator of To Kill a Mockingbird, there are times where Raami understood immediately, times where she sensed something just wasn't quite right, and times where we - the reader- benefited with an enriched narrative as the author conveyed adult knowledge through the eyes of a child.
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I agree that the adults really didn't understand everything that was happening or what was coming. Being a child made that even more true and nothing was familiar. People were no longer predictable, routine was constantly changing but Raami certainly understood that nothing was right with regard to their circumstances.
Join Date: 10/25/12
At times I had a hard time with Raami, seven years old, being the narrator. It wasn't always believable, however, most of the time it worked. Children don't use the filters that adults use, so Raami's observations were more pure. Her perspective was different than the adults as were her worries.
Join Date: 06/16/11
I think in the beginning she understood very little and just clung to her family hoping for the best. As reality set in she was very slow to accept but smart enough to adapt to do what she had to do. She knew that she nor the adults in her life had any choice in how they lived and her innate survival instincts kicked in. The stories in her head gave her mental respite from the horror around her and the example of her mother kept her going.
Join Date: 09/14/11
I think she understood a lot, yet as just a seven year old did not truly understand the evil of man. She drew her strength from her lovely home and the wonderful, beautiful stories her father told her. I think with out that back ground, she would not have survived.
Join Date: 05/12/11
For such a young child, Raami was very observant and open to the environment around her. She was unaware at first what was happening, but quickly "grew up" and realized what to do, say and fear to survive. She adapted well to her situation and even when things were desperate, she seemed to take some pleasure in everyday things.
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