Analysis Of Crispin: The Cross Of Lead

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi defines life in the 14th-century England. The central character in the book is a young boy son” or “Crispin”. This book is divided into three distinct with unknown past, named “Asta’s sections. The first involves Crispin’s life when his mother was alive. The second describes his life after his mother dies. The third section describes Crispin’s life with “Bear” (Crispin’s mentor). While Asta’s son mother Asta was alive, she had a dramatic impact to the book as she was a village outcast and was getting old. The author describes her as a character living a life of mystery, misery, poverty, and hopelessness. In the book, there was little said about Asta's son’s parents yet it molded the rest of the book in its obscure old corrupt way. This section of the book truly show’s the reader what the 14th-century England looked like- impoverished, sickened, religious, and etc.…show more content…
Asta's son is heartbroken from the loss of his mother. Worst yet Asta's son’s is blamed for a murder that he did not commit. Asta's son is soon declared as a "wolf's head" (wanted dead or alive). Asta's son runs out of the village and begins the journey to discover whom he really is. Asta's son hides in the forest, and one day hears a conversation between John Ayecliffe, the village steward, and another person. Suddenly, Ayecliffe sees Asta's son and tries to kill him. Asta's son heads to the priest, the only person he can trust. The priest tells Asta's son his real name: Crispin. The priest also explains to him that he needs to leave his home forever. Yet again, this is showing an example of England during this time period, which is

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