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Describe David physical appearances in A Child Called "It."

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brownlatitia | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 1, 2011 at 6:03 AM via web

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Describe David physical appearances in A Child Called "It."

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dbello | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted May 20, 2011 at 1:59 PM (Answer #1)

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David's physical appearance degenerates as the abuse by his mother becomes more intense. His body is clustered with bumps and bruises. His teeth are chipped from his mother smashing his face on the kitchen counter.  His clothing are dirty, his shirts look like 'swiss chees' because of the numerous holes in them. His shoes have a hole so large he can push is big toe through it. David smells because he is not permitted to wash himself, even after he has soiled himself.  Moreover, David usually had very little to eat, if anything therefore he often looked weak and run down.

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