“It pained him that he did not know well what politics meant and that he did not know where the universe ended. He felt small and weak.” Pg 16
This quote shows the world at work within the head of Stephen. He has a strong sense of curiosity and seems agitated by his lack of knowledge, or ability to express his thoughts effectively. This is a feat that I am familiar with. It is interesting because of the way in which his father teaches him.