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How does Henry change throughout Gary D. Schmidt's  novel Trouble?

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Henry changes in Gary D. Schmidt's Trouble by realizing his father's philosophy about trouble is all wrong. While growing up, Mr. Smith taught his family the principle, "If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you" (p. 6). However, by the time Henry, Chay, and Sanborn are attacked by two fishermen at the base of Katahdin in Chapter 22, Henry has come to realize his father is all wrong; instead, "[y]ou have to live where Trouble is" (p. 264).

In saying the above, Henry means that you have to be willing to embrace trouble in order to do what's right. He also means that you can only make a...

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