allotropical

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al·lot·ro·py

 (ə-lŏt′rə-pē)
n.
The existence of two or more crystalline or molecular structural forms of an element that have different chemical or physical attributes.

al′lo·trop′ic (ăl′ə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk), al′lo·trop′i·cal adj.
al′lo·trop′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.allotropical - of or related to or exhibiting allotropism; "carbon and sulfur and phosphorus are allotropic elements"
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allotrope
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As the novel's central narrative conflict, this tension between Paul's evolving social identity (his desire for "something outside") and his continued dependence on maternal love ("home was for him beside his mother") supplants the story of his struggle to succeed as an artist, so that Paul proceeds through childhood and adolescence allotropically, shifting from one state to another like an element changing its chemical state.
Paul proceeds through childhood and adolescence allotropically, shifting from one state to another like a single element changing its chemical state; but the leap from youth to maturity would mean the emergence of an entirely new element, an elemental change of substance that Paul does not undergo.