Describe the theme, characters, and style in "The Lucid Eye in Silver Town."

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John Updike’s story centers around perception as it differs between people and changes over time. The three main characters are Jay August, the protagonist; Martin August, Jay’s father; and Quincy August, his father’s brother. His mother figures into the beginning of the story, and later a doctor also makes a brief appearance.

The “lucid eye” of the title relates to the theme of perception during the course of the story’s main action, which takes place when Jay is thirteen. The teenager is very interested in art history and wants his...

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