Throughout the story, Teddys imagination falls apart slowly as he roughly transitions from an imaginative boy into his fathers fantasy, to protect himself emotionally. After his uncle told him to start his homework, his uncle stood in the doorway between kitchen and living room, his shoulders shaking with laughter. youd never guess what that kid has been doing up there! ¦ that great lummox has been playing with paper dolls! while Teddy knows that he will need to grow up sometime. his guardians that are living with him are trying to help, Teddy does not think that they he is playing with paper dolls. The Uncle creates his own opinion and forces Teddy to change by making fun of him. Teddy should be influenced to change instead of forced.
Nowlan uses an interesting tone to create complicated and a somewhat confused emotional quality to the story. During the argument with Teddy and his uncle, The tone starts to be more vulnerable when Teddys fists were clenched ¦ his voice shaking ¦ his uncle pointed a warning finger which converts the atmosphere to be more serious.