Accidental shootings happen frequently in the U.S. because it’s licit to possess firearms in the U.S, and therefore many families have guns at home for protection, hunting etc. Children or teenagers often get hold of the guns, which leads to hazardous and unintentional acts. This is also what happens in “The Stone Boy”, where Arnold accidentally pulls the trigger when they are about to pick peas, which results in his brother Eugene’s death.
The story “The Stone Boy” takes place on a farm in the U.S, where Arnold and his family live. We don’t get any information about the neighbours or friends of Arnold and his family. [Læs mere…]